I am a cardiothoracic surgeon, my practice is mixed. In cardiac surgery I have a special interest in aortic surgery, minimally invasive aortic surgery, I also perform the general cardiac operations ( CABG, OPCAB and valve surgery). In thoracic surgery, I deal with chest wall, lung, pleural and mediastinal surgical diseases. I have special interest in the minimally invasive approach (video assisted thoracoscopic procedures-VATS lobectomy) and fractured ribs fixation. I am interested in research; my qualification is a Medical Doctorate M.D. from Manchester University in 2007. My thesis was based on inflammatory response to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This response was linked to certain genotypes of a certain polymorphisms. My current affiliation is with the University of Salford, I am collaborating with researchers studying the myocardial cell dysfunction, the inflammatory response and its effect on the conduits that used in cardiac surgery.Recently I was appointed as honorary professor @ the University of Salford.
My mother recently recieved excellent services under the care of Mr Bittar and his team. My mother could not have recieved a higher standard anywhere. The skill, knowledge and expertise of the team is admirable, but most importantly the care was delivered with compassion. The team in intensive care were so attentive and informative. We felt like we were in the hands of the experts. My mother had a left lobe tommy by VATs and we trusted Mr Bittar completely. Coupled with that the anaesthetist Mr Lockhart was excellent, a true expert and very kind and focussed on giving the best care possible. Thank you very much indeed to an amazing team of professionals The Walkden family
Mr Bittar and his team did a great job for me. I had my surgery on November 5 2015 and l cannot praise the surgeon , his team, the icu unit , the cardiac wards and all the staff at Victoria Hospital enough .So l would most definitely recommend Mr Bittar 5star all the way
Mr Bittar presented a courteous and caring manner, explaining the forthcoming procedure in an uncomplicated manner. After the procedure he was prompt and communicative, showing a genuine and individual interest in my recovery.
I found Mr Bittar helpful, informative and very caring. He visited me twice after surgery whilst I was on the ward and was genuinely interested in how I was feeling. The care I received was excellent and I would like to thank both him and his team and nursing support at the hospital. Phillip Heaton