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Dr George Touma
BPharm (1 Hons, University Medal), MBBS, FRACP, CSANZ
Languages: English, Arabic
Dr George Touma is an Australian trained Cardiologist with dual training in medicine and pharmacy. He has undergone sub-specialised training in interventional cardiology, with a focus on coronary arterial intervention.
Dr George Touma aims to provides expert cardiology services to the South-West region of Sydney.
Dr Touma commenced his career with a Bachelor of Pharmacy, achieving First Class Honours. He also won the coveted 'University Medal' from the University of Sydney as the university's highest academic achiever.
Following a period in community and hospital pharmacy he went on to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Sydney. His internship was completed at Nepean Hospital and his physician training was completed at Concord and Nepean Hospitals.
Dr Touma has performed over 2000 coronary interventions and is a specialist radial operator. He is expertly trained in complex PCI including left main, bifurcation, rotablator and chronic total occlusions. IVUS and OCT imaging modalities are frequently used. FFR or pressure testing is a dominant feature of practice to ensure that a stent will be beneficial for you.
Dr Touma has particular expertise in stent biomechanics and design allowing him to choose precisely the right stent for your coronary blockage.
He has a keen interest in calcified lesion management and use of the rotablator. He also has a specific interest in treating coronary bypass graft disease and coronary artery disease in the very elderly.
Dr Touma is an accredited implanter of magmaris bioabsorbale magnesium coronary stents - stents that dissolve from the body without a trace left behind. These stents may offer major advantages in younger patients with coronary disease.
St George Cardiology
02 8580 1649
Suite 4 Level 4, 1 South St
Wednesday & Thursday (all day, on each day)
Hurstville Private Heart Centre
02 8197 3322
2/37 Gloucester Road
Monday (all day)
Holroyd Heart Centre
02 8604 0933
1/3 Aldgate St
Friday (all day)