Dr Mathur has a special interest in aortic surgery and is one of the most experienced surgeons in Sydney in this field. He has performed over 300 cases, many of which have been emergencies.
Aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the aorta. When the aorta reaches a certain size there is a risk of rupture, dissection and premature death. The American and European guidelines currently recommend surgery at 5.5cm except in patients with risk factors where surgery is recommended at 5cm.
The position and extent of the aneurysm determine the complexity of the intervention. The operations are long, complex, require the heart lung machine and hypothermia to protect the heart, brain and other organs.
Aortic dissection is where a variable length of the aorta tears resulting in a life threatening condition requiring emergency surgery. The operations are risky and can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
North Shore Private Hospital
Suite 3, Level 5
St Leonards, NSW 2065