Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

The Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Centre comprises:

  • Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Department
    thoracic surgery and oncological thoracic surgery unit
    vascular surgery unit
  • Cardio-thoracic surgery polyclinic

We are located at the North Estonia Medical Centre's J-block in Mustamäe. The address is Sütiste tee 19. All of our department's employees have significant clinical experience. In the international context, the strong points in the area of cardiac surgery are the low mortality rate of patients undergoing operation and experience with beating heart surgery.

The Thoracic and Vascular Surgery Department's vascular surgery unit is the only medical centre in Estonia that provides thrombolytic treatment for clotting in limbs.

We were the first in Estonia to introduce endovascular treatment with stent prostheses for aortic aneurysms.

The thoracic surgery and oncological thoracic surgery unit conducts 40% of its operations with endoscopic methods and that percentage continues to increase. All of the more complicated endoscopic procedures for diagnosing and treating tumours and trachea stenosis - endoscopic ultrasound as well as recanalisation of the respiratory ways and stenting - are conducted solely by the thoracic surgeons. All of the modern diagnostic and treatment methods are utilised in the area of thoracic surgery.

You can read more about our treatment activities from the departmental rubric.

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Maarja Saliste


(+372) 617 1312