Acibadem Sistina Hospital Successfully Performs the First Two HIF-Covered Cardiac Surgeries in Children under One Year of Age


Detska Kardiohirurgija

Acibadem Sistina Hospital performed two cardiac surgeries in children at the Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, led by Vladimir Chadikovski, the only licensed cardiac surgeon for children in the country. Both operations were covered by the Macedonian Health Insurance Fund, and performed in the hospital, as a leader in the region, with the support of exceptional professionals, specialists from Acıbadem hospitals in Istanbul.

The two children that underwent surgeries are children under one year of age, i.e. 9 and 11 months old babies. They were diagnosed with severe congenital heart defects, one with a diagnosis of ventricular septal defect and severe pulmonary hypertension, the other one with supravalvular aortic stenosis. The operations lasted from four to five hours, but the children were discharged for home treatment within ten days of the operation.

Dr. Chadikovski says that the children are postoperatively well and wishes them a quick return to their normal everyday life.

The operations were carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tayyar Sarioglu from Acibadem Istanbul, who is considered the founder of pediatric cardiac surgery in Turkey.

With this type of interventions in children, recently covered by the Macedonian Health Insurance Fund, Acibadem Sistina Hospital proves to be one of the world’s hospitals where serious cardiac surgeries are performed in children.

“It is my pleasure to work in this institution, especially with all the staff working at Acibadem Sistina Hospital and especially the professionals who came from Acibadem Istanbul. Pediatric cardiac surgery is of paramount importance not only for Acibadem Sistina Hospital but for the country as well. We are supported by our hospital’s management and our goal is to establish a referral center of pediatric cardiac surgery together”, says Dr. Chadikovski.

With the development of pediatric cardiac surgery, Acibadem Sistina Hospital is raising the standards of patient treatment in this multidisciplinary branch, which is one of the most complex ones.