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Cardio Thoracic Surgeon

Old 19th Oct 2016, 07:03
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Cardio Thoracic Surgeon

A (pilot) friend requires heart surgery. Does anybody know or can recommend a surgeon that may even be a DAME? Obviously after the surgery he'll be looking to regain his Class 1 and continue working as a pilot. Any help that could be provided would be greatly appreciated by this chap
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 09:04
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which city. Have a good cutter in BNE and SYD. Good cardiologist in SYD. He's a professor.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 09:24
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Dr Matthew Bayfield. Surgeons - Sydney Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Highly regarded surgeon.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 10:28
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On The Gold Coast, Dr. Geoffrey Adsett, a cardiologist as well as a CASA appointed medical examiner.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 11:14
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In Melbourne this team Phil Antippa is a star but may not be the right member of the team for this job.
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 12:25
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Thankyou Gentlemen, Melbourne area but this chap will travel if required
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 12:31
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catseye, the Sydney fellows details would be appreciated
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Old 19th Oct 2016, 13:55
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Dr Greg Ellis at East Bentleigh. Assistant Cardiac Surgeon & DAME.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 10:54
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Porter message

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Old 20th Oct 2016, 11:00
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Melbourne Private have a good team. Don't know if the Greek Prof is still working there, but he is tops. Had a mate have a replacement heart valve there and had his class one back a bit over six months later. Some restrictions, but not limiting for his rpt job.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 11:21
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Thankyou friend has chased up one of those leads, is feeling better.
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Old 20th Oct 2016, 12:40
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Melbourne Private have a good team. Don't know if the Greek Prof is still working there, but he is tops. .
Agree. Had my heart valve (mitral plus double bypass) replaced at Melbourne Private there six months ago. Was out of hospital within 12 days and never felt better. I wouldn't worry about the surgeon being a DAME or not. Cross that bridge when you come to it.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 10:42
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Dr. Terry Mau for me in Brisbane for aortic replacement, back in 2010. He also sent the reports to CASA. I've been back in the air since with no issues.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 11:09
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Claudius - Aortic valve, or Aorta?

I had my ascending Aorta replaced with Dacron in 2005 and will probably have my valve replaced inthe next 3-5 years.

Dr Rohan Bhagwandeen in Hamilton, Newcastle, for me.
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 12:16
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So, you've actually got a heart Horatio?
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 02:22
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Well done.
I was determined to walk out under my own steam and did so on Day 6 too.
I went very pale and a bit blue aparrently, but I did it.

Great that you're still flying, in Aus I will be limited to as/with a co-pilot
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