If your doctor has informed you that there is a problem with your aortic valve, you’ve likely also been informed that you’ll need to undergo a surgical procedure called aortic valvuloplasty. The heart pumps blood to the rest of the body through the aortic valve. If the valve is not functioning correctly, the body will not receive the amount of blood it needs. As the condition cannot be treated by medications, surgical treatment is often required.
In the past, valve surgeries were performed using the open-heart surgery method. Today, modern technologies have made it possible to correct the condition without opening your chest. In Singapore, a groundbreaking method called Percutaneous Transluminal Balloon Valvuloplasty is commonly used to treat malfunctioning aortic valves. The procedure involves inserting a balloon-tipped catheter into a major vein and directing it to the aortic valve, forcing the valve to open properly. This minimally invasive surgical procedure requires less recovery time than open surgery, but is equally effective.
Traveling to Singapore is your best option when seeking high quality cardiac surgical treatments outside Indonesia. Just like in the United States and other European countries, Singapore also has an impressive healthcare system with world-class medical facilities equipped with the most advanced surgical tools and equipment. Also, the county has a long list of heart specialists, most of whom have graduated in the West; some have even pioneered cutting-edge cardiac treatments that are now widely used in the field of cardiology. The only difference is the cost as surgeons in Singapore charge as much as 75% cheaper when compared to their western counterparts.