Melbourne Heart & Lung Surgeons

We will provide the care, experience and knowledge during each stage of your journey.

  • Heart Surgery

  • Lung Surgery


Life sometimes takes an unexpected turn

The best outcomes are those that enable patients to continue to live their life to the full.

You’re here because you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with a heart or lung problem, which may require a surgical procedure. We are specialists in all aspects of adult heart and lung (cardiothoracic) surgery, and our surgical team is at the forefront of clinical surgery, academia and research, performing over 1,000 major operations each year. Our aim is to provide each patient with a quality of life outcome.

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the single leading cause of death in Australia, with 19,766 Australian lives lost to the disease in 2018. On average, one Australian dies as a result of CHD every 27 minutes.1

CHD prevalence increases with age, with five per cent of Australians aged 55–64 reporting a long term CHD condition, increasing to 16% for Australians aged 75 and over.2

Tel: (03) 9515 0656 | Fax: (03) 8888 9900

About Us

At Heart Surgeon Melbourne, expertise and quality patient care go hand in hand. Our heart surgeons are some of the best in the nation — and have a proven record of superior results.

Why choose us?

  • Our surgeons specialize in heart surgery for adults with a wide range of disorders
  • Your care team provides a custom treatment plan, tailored to your specific needs and goals
  • We offer new, minimally invasive surgical approaches
  • Our heart surgeons collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of professionals—including cardiologists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, neurologists, and others—to deliver seamless, high-quality care

To learn more about the services we offer and how to make an appointment, visit the links below.

Our Surgeon

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Dr Sergei Mitnovetski is a Melbourne based Cardiothoracic Surgeon with an extensive experience gained at Monash Medical Centre, St. Vincent’s, Austin, The Alfred and Royal Children’s Hospitals (Melbourne, Australia),  John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle, Australia), Bristol Heart Institute (Bristol Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom), Toronto General Hospital (Canada), The Townsville Hospital and Gold Coast University Hospital (Queensland, Australia).

Dr Mitnovetski performs cardiac and thoracic surgical operations and in the past he was heavily involved in transplantation surgery/ECMO support and congenital cardiac surgery.

Dr Mitnovetski also has an extensive experience in managing chest trauma.

He monitors and provides care to critically ill patients in Intensive Care Units as well as to the Ward patients on daily basis.

A team that works together to provide extensive support

Whatever your diagnosis, your care is our concern.

Led by Dr Sergei Mitnovetski, our patient support and clinical nursing team will guide you through each step, including pre-surgery meetings with the surgeon and daily hospital visits by our surgical team, post-operation. The surgeons and clinical nurse practitioners work very closely together to provide an extensive support network for the care of patients having complex heart and lung surgery.

  • Bypass Surgery

    Coronary artery bypass graft surgery

  • Lung Cancer

    Open of minimally invasive lung surgery

  • Aortic Surgery

    Ascending aorta and aortic root replacement

  • Valve Surgery

    Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve surgery

  • Mitral Valve Repair

    Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement

  • Thoracic Surgery

    Minimally invasive lung surgery

  • Minimally Invasive (VATS)

    And open lobectomies and pneumonectomies with lymph node dissection, lung wedge resections, biopsies, pleurodesis and decortication.

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia

    Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Tel: (03) 9515 0656 | Fax: (03) 8888 9900

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Cardiothoracic Surgery in Melbourne

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO)

  • Heart Surgery for Older Adults

  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

  • Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (CryoMAZE)

  • Transcatheter Valve Replacement (TAVR)

  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

  • Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection Repair

  • Aortic Valve Repair & Replacement

  • Cardioac Tumors

  • Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement

  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

  • Robotic Heart Surgery

Heart Surgeon Melbourne believes in the provision of excellent and uncompromising cardiac services. We offer expertise in all areas of cardiovascular medicine and interventions. Our cardiologists are committed to disease prevention, pre-emptive strategies and being proactive in the care of our patients.
The team at Melbourne Heart Specialists will ensure that patients and referring doctors receive the best level of service with minimal delay for appointments and maximal efficiency.


Before making an Appointment please remember have the following:

Referral letter from GP, family physician or other doctor
Medicare card, DVA card, pension card
Have your Private Hospital Insurance information with you
Reports, X-rays, MRI’s, CT scans etc and any other relevant information

  • Peninsula Private Hospital

    Suite 16, 525 McClelland Dr, Frankston VIC 3199

  • Mulgrave Private Hospital

    Churchill Consulting Suite, Police Rd & Gladstone Rd, Mulgrave, VIC 3170

  • Cabrini Private

    183 Wattletree Rd, Malvern, VIC 3144

  • St John of God Berwick

    Consulting Suites, Level 2 55 Kangan Drive, Berwick VIC 3806

  • Knox Private Hospital

    262 Mountain Hwy, Wantirna, VIC 3152

  • The Bays Hospital

    Consulting Suites, 262 Main Street, Mornington, VIC, 3931

  • Northern Hospital

    185 Cooper St, Epping VIC 3076

  • Frankston Public Hospital

    2 Hastings Rd, Frankston VIC 3199

  • Holmesglen Private Hospital

    Suite A1, 490 South Road, Moorabbin 3189

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