Dr. Xavier Ruyra-Baliarda is a specialist in Cardiac Surgery and leads a team of professionals whose main goal is to provide patients with the whole range of possibilities that exist in modern heart surgery.
Dr. Ruyra-Baliarda specializes in valve repair, thereby avoiding the need for replacement using artificial prosthetics as used in the complex Ross technique and cardiac cavity reconstruction surgery. Over the years numerous surgical techniques have been developed to minimize the aggressiveness of the procedure on the heart and the whole body. These Smart cardiac surgery programs include beating heart coronary surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and bloodless cardiac surgery.
The facilities where Dr. Ruyra develops the “Smart Cardiac Surgery Program” have a comprehensive structure covering the study, diagnosis and full treatment of cardiovascular illnesses. It is made up of a multidisciplinary team of Cardiologists, Heart Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons, specialists in Cardiac Imaging, Haemodynamicists, Electrophysiologists and experts in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.
Chief of Cardiac Surgery. Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol. Barcelona
Chief of Cardiac Surgery. Cardiac Surgery Unit. CM Teknon. Barcelona.
EDUCATION AND SURGICAL TRAINING
1985-1989 MD. Universitat Central de Barcelona. Hospital Clínic i Provincial.
1991-1995 Cardiovascular Surgery Resident. Department of Cardiac Surgery
Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Barcelona.
2002 European Board in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. FETCS