I have a mix cardiac and thoracic surgical practice. 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 met with Dr Bittar twice before surgery, he was pleasant, did not rush and he gave me and my wife time to ask questions, also volunteering information whiclh we thought afterwards was very important. After the operation he was the first to see me, (probably because I had an allergic reaction to one of the drugs and he was very concerned). After treatmtment was excelent. I understand he is a very busy Doctor but I would recommend him to anyone required heart surgery.
All my dealings with Mr Bittar , his team and the staff in ICU and on Ward 38 were exemplary in every respect. Ever since my first visit to the cardio Unit in Kendal where i was diagnosed with Angina and the following operation in Blackpool right to the Cardio Rehab. which I am about to finish, everyone has been totally professional and positive about my outcome.
I had new aortic valve surgery early in May this year at Blackpool Victoria - in and out in 6 days. Mr Bittar provided a very professional and friendly approach which gave me complete confidence in his capability. Before the operation I had certain reservations and required more information. in discussions with Mr Bittar's secretary she arranged a opportunity to meet with a Cardiac Nurse which really helped . Before and on arrival at Blackpool Victoria the secretarial and nursing staff I found helpful, friendly and understanding . In all an excellent service