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Cardiothoracic surgery

Area of medical practice that uses surgery to treat health conditions of the heart, lungs or other structures in the chest

Procedures:

Bronchoscopy

A procedure to look inside the airways. Thoracic surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

A procedure to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart. Cardiac surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Heart valve replacement (not TAVI)

A procedure to replace a problematic heart valve. Cardiac surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Lung wedge resection

A procedure to remove a part of the lung. Thoracic surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Pneumonectomy or lobectomy

A procedure to remove a part, or all, of the lung. Thoracic surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Thoracoscopy

A procedure to look inside the chest with a telescope. Thoracic surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Valve repair

A procedure to repair a problematic heart valve. Cardiac surgery is often performed in combination. Costs may be higher for more complex procedures.

Services:

Professional attendances
Follow-up specialist appointment

A follow-up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist may provide additional services which may have their own costs.

Initial specialist appointment

The first appointment with a specialist at their rooms.

MBS item 00871

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 3 other medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a patient with cancer, The metting is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 00872

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 4 medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a person with cancer, and is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 06081

A specialist coordinates a meeting about a procedure to replace a valve in the heart (TAVI). The meeting is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 91822

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91823

A follow up appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91832

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91833

A follow up appointment with a specialist. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.