Although one of the smallest Divisions within the Department of Surgery, the three member cardiovascular service provides comprehensive cardiac surgical care for the northern two thirds of the Province. Over 2006-2007, the division performed a total of 835 cases, the majority of which were aorto-coronary bypass procedures.

Major challenges over the 2006-2007 academic year included an increasing number of cancellations due to lack of intensive care unit beds for postoperative management. Based at the Royal University Hospital, the Division is supported by an infrastructure of dedicated nurses, physiotherapists, cardiologists, internists, and four perfusionists, whose expertise extends well beyond running an extracorporeal heart-lung machine, to ventricular-assist device, cell-saver and intra-aortic balloon pump technology.

Professional areas of interest, in addition to valvular and ischaemic heart disease, include electrophysiology, cardiac tumors, ventricular aneurysm, coronary ostial patch angioplasty and aortic surgery.


Dr. Abbas Khani-Hanjani
(306) 844-1336

Royal University Hospital, Division of Cardiac Surgery
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 0W8

Administrative Assistant

Royal University Hospital - Cardiac Surgery
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 0W8

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Dr. Stephen Korkola
(306) 766-6900

Regina General Hospital, CVT Associates
3rd Floor, Medical Office Wing
1440 - 14th Avenue
Regina, SK   S4P 0W5