Cardiac surgery refers to surgery on the heart and its supporting structures. When lifestyle changes, medication and other treatment options cannot relieve symptoms, surgery is often recommended for many cardiac conditions such as mitral valve prolapse, atrial septal defect and coronary artery disease.

Traditional open surgery to access the chest cavity requires surgeons to make a long incision through the chest wall, known as thoracotomy. In some cases, the surgeon has to cut open the breastbone at the front of the ribcage (known as a sternotomy)

Less invasive options using smaller incisions are available for many patients. Thoracoscopy is video-assisted surgery that uses a miniature camera to help doctors perform the procedure without splitting the breastbone. This approach does have limitations and is most often not appropriate for complex cardiac procedures.

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a cardiac condition, you may be a candidate for Robotic Cardiac Surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, Robotic Surgery provides your doctor with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Because Robotic Surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions between the ribs, splitting your breastbone and ribcage is avoided. Robotic Surgery provides surgeons and their patients with a minimally invasive treatment option - often even for complex cases.

Compared to traditional open surgery,minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery provides the following potential benefits to cardiac patients:

  • Lower risk of major cardiac event during first year after surgery
  • Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
  • Less time in intensive care
  • Lower rate of major complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities

da Vinci Surgery provides additional potential benefits to patients facing cardiac surgery:

  • High likelihood of your mitral valve being repaired versus replaced
  • No large incision or rib spreading (sternotomy)

The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art robotic surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System which translates his/her hand movements into more precise movements of miniaturized instruments inside your body.

By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional surgery, Robotic Surgery is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

If you have been putting off treatment for a heart condition, it's time to ask your doctor about Robotic Cardiac Surgery.

To schedule an appointment, call: 011-47134472