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

Exposure & mobilisation of the long saphenous vein (PDF 329 KB)
Median sternotomy (PDF 309 KB)
Harvesting of radial artery (PDF 310 KB)
Dissection of internal mammary artery (PDF 310 KB)
Aortic valve replacement (PDF 342 KB)
Coronary artery bypass grafting (PDF 344 KB)
Mitral valve surgery (PDF 344 KB)
Redo-sternotomy for any indication (PDF 342 KB)
Guidelines for Supervisors/Assessors completing DOPS (PDF 188 KB)