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 a professor (Hon)@ the University of Salford.
I am very happy with my treatment under the care of Mr Bittar. He took time to explain everything carefully so that I understood fully. After my operation he came to see me every day and nothing seemed too much trouble for him. All my questions were answered and I felt that I was in very competent hands. He did a most wonderful job, performing keyhole surgery to remove a lobe of my lung. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I read about Mr Bittar online before meeting him, I was pleased to be treated by him, his whole team were great, so easy to talk to, I had fantastic treatment for my triple heart bypass, and very happy with my full recovery. I would recommend Mr Bittar without hesitation.
Recently I underwent a double bypass and cannot believe how well I feel after the operation, Doctor kept me totally informed and aware of everything I was going to have done to me. I think due to his perfect surgery skills is the reason within 9 weeks I am back at work fulltime and enjoying life again.