Capable of offering treatments/practices requiring cutting-edge technology and particular specialization, the Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit of Koç University Hospital stand out among the most notable national centers in this field. Our surgeons can perform the most complex postnatal/pediatric surgeries, valve repair/replacement operations and all kinds of coronary by-pass procedures on the beating heart. Other procedures worth mentioning are surgeries on cardiac aortic/arterial aneurysms and dissections in the chest or abdomen and concurrent operations on bilateral jugular arteries/carotid arteries supplying the brain and coronary bypass in the same session.  
The cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular intensive care team consists of experienced and credible specialists, including cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, invasive cardiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, cardiac intensive care specialists, nurses and echocardiography experts, who collaborate within a multidisciplinary framework. Our cardiovascular surgery and anesthesiology specialists, team of experienced nurses, technicians and caretakers are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to serve patients.

Utmost service quality is ensured at all times thanks our cutting-edge facilities and equipment, smart solutions, precisely planned processes and robust teamwork.

Service Subcategories of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department 

  • Noninvasive Cardiological Diagnostic Center
  • Advanced cardiovascular imaging
  • Hybrid interventional cardiac catheterization laboratories
  • Interventional cardiac valve diseases unit
  • Cardiac surgery ward
  • Cardiovascular intensive care ward
  • Coronary intensive care ward
  • Telemetry nursing and observation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation unit
  • Arterial and venous diseases


Cardiac surgery

Coronary bypass surgeries are performed on the basis of various techniques. 

Surgery on the beating heart 

A surgical technique that prevents possible side effects of equipment supporting the heart and lungs, results in shorter intensive care periods and facilitates recovery.

Surgery utilizing arteries

This method is preferred, as it ensures prolonged patency in comparison to vessels obtained from lower extremities. 

No-touch aorta surgery

This technique is practiced in order to avoid complications that may result from ‘touching’ the aorta. 

Minimally invasive surgery

A surgical technique where the sternum is not opened completely in eligible cases. 

Conscious surgery

A technique aimed at patients who are not eligible for general anesthesia and/or would like to be hospitalized for a shorter period of time. 

Cardiac valve surgery

  • Complex cardiac valve repair 

  • Special surgical techniques that make it possible for high-risk patients to undergo operations

  • Surgeries where the sternum is not opened completely in eligible cases  


Surgeries for aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection

  • Low-risk surgeries based on special surgical techniques for complex aortic interventions

  • Minimally invasive surgeries where the sternum is not opened completely in eligible cases



Operations performed on patients who previously underwent one or more cardiac surgeries. 

High-risk cardiac surgery

Special surgical techniques aimed at patients who have been evaluated as high-risk cases and deemed inoperable at other hospitals

Surgery in congenital heart diseases 

Relevant cases are evaluated together with the department of pediatric cardiology. Preoperative and postoperative close observation and treatment are then planned in collaboration with pediatric intensive care specialists. 
Robotic cardiac surgery