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.
In regards to teaching, Mr. Bittar took time out in between patients to teach the method of interpretation of many cardiovascular investigations (x-ray, angiogram, echo etc.). Prior to this, no other clinic has offered or taken the time out to go out of their way and teach medical students in such a manner. I thank him for this opportunity.
He is an absolute brilliant Sugeon I never thought I would breath right again I was worried before the operation but I didn't want to live like that but now I have had the operation I can breath again I can get about go to the shops I have got my life back so GOD Bless you Mr Bittar
I would like to a very big thank you to Mr Bittar. After a very successful operation, I found Mr Bittar to be an exceptional surgeon, who has a very caring attitude, is friendly yet totally professional. This high standard shown by Mr Bittar continued to be replicated by his entire team from the Cardiac Department to the Outpatients appointments. A very big thank you to Blackpool Victoria and Preston Hospitals for the outstanding care.
Mr Bittar has performed life changing, probably life saving, bypass surgery on me this year. Before i had the surgery so many people I'd spoken to gave testimony to the quality of staff and care at the Victoria cardiac centre and i found all that to be true. In addition to the great skill sets i found Mr Bittar and all levels of staff to be genial, approachable and caring.