Cardiothoracic Surgery

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DOPS Requirements

  SET 1 SET 2 SET 3 SET 4 SET 5 SET 6 TOTAL
Exposure & Mobilisation of the long Saphenous Vein X 2 X 3 X 3 X 1     9
Median Sternotomy X 1 X 3 X 3 X 2     9
Harvesting of Radial Artery   X 2 X 2 X 2     6
Dissection of Internal Mammary Artery   X 3 X 3 X 3 X 1   10
Aortic Valve Replacement       X 2 X 2 X 2 6
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting     X 2 X 3 X 3 X 3 11
Mitral Valve Surgery         X 1 X 2 3
Redo-sternotomy for any indication         X 2 X 2 4

Saphenous Vein  (DOC 92KB)
Median Sternotomy (DOC 88.5KB)
Harvesting of Radial Artery (DOC 88KB)
Dissection of Internal Mammary Artery (DOC 33KB)
Aortic Valve Replacement (DOC 119KB)
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting  (DOC 123KB)
Mitral Valve Surgery (DOC 117KB)
Redo-sternotomy with Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting or Valve (DOC 115KB)
Guidelines for Supervisors/Assessors completing DOPS
(PDF 189KB)
Thoracotomy (PDF 35.5KB)  Applicable to all SET 1 Cardiothoracic trainees effective from the beginning of the 2017 training year.