Biography

Dr Marosh Vrtik is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon based at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Mater Medical Centre and the Mater Private Hospital. In addition to general cardiac surgery, Dr Vrtik also has a special interest in thoracic surgical oncology and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), which allows surgeons to perform intrathoracic operations using much smaller incisions resulting in reduced perioperative morbidity and potentially a quicker recovery.

After graduating from the University of Western Australia, Dr. Vrtik commenced his early surgical training at The Royal Perth Hospital. He then undertook his cardiothoracic surgical training in Queensland at both The Prince Charles Hospital and The Princess Alexandra Hospitals in Brisbane.

Dr Vrtik completed two fellowships, initially spending twelve months at The Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK where he gained further experience in adult cardiac surgery. Following this, he concentrated on expanding his special interest in thoracic surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne with a particular focus on video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), including VATS lobectomy.

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Procedures & Conditions

Procedures Performed
  • Thoracic Surgical Oncology
  • Recurrent Pneumothorax
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Empyema
  • Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
Conditions Treated
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Chest Wall and Mediastinal Tumours

Experience

  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Mater Medical Centre Present
  • Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    Mater Private Hospital Present

Memberships

Professional Memberships and Affiliations
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)