How does Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery differ from traditional (CABG) heart surgery?
Innovative techniques for heart surgery have made it possible for many routine open heart operations to be carried out with smaller, less traumatizing incisions. Utilizing cutting-edge techniques for surgery to ensure the best possible treatment for heart disease, we offer expertise in all areas of minimally invasive heart surgery for adolescents and adults. In the end, our patients experience a reduced risk of complications after heart surgery, which results in lower pain and shorter hospital stays, more rapid recovery and less anxiety to our clients. Our team is uniquely placed to provide the most effective, customized treatment for every patient.
What is Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery?
Minimally invasive heart surgery is an approach that minimizes the size of incision(s) and the damage to the surrounding anatomy that is required for treating a heart problem. In contrast to open heart surgery where a massive, single cut is made in the chest’s wall (breastbone and the muscles surrounding it) minimally invasive surgery permits surgeons to utilize highly-specialized and frequently smaller instruments and cameras with lighted source to access the parts that require treatment.
Conditions can be Treated using Mini- Invasive technique
Minimally invasive surgery for the heart is frequently performed to treat a wide range of diseases related to
- Aortic Valve
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Atrial Septal Defect
- Cardiac Tumors
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Valvular Heart Disease
Your team of cardiac specialists will collaborate to determine the most effective approach for treating your heart problem. They will carefully and collectively examine factors like your age, your medical and personal background, your particular heart health condition and more before making a decision on whether you are an ideal candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery.
Who are candidates to undergo minimally-invasive coronary bypass procedure?
Minimally-invasive coronary bypass surgery isn’t an option for everyone. The most suitable patients for this procedure are:
- There are two or less vessels that must be bypassed
- Are you at risk (older age or has COPD) for the traditional CABG procedure.
What are the advantages for Minimally Invasive Surgery to conventional bypass of the coronary artery?
There are numerous benefits of beating heart surgery such as:
- A shorter time in the hospital recuperating after surgery
- Rapider return to normal activities
- Lower the risk of getting ill.
- The loss of blood is less
- Smaller incision
- A lesser risk of scaring
- Less risk for depression
- Equivalent survival rate
- There are fewer complications for the liver or kidney
- Minimally-invasive heart surgery may be accompanied by risks similar to open-heart surgery, including:
- Irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
- Mortality rate remains the same during Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery as for conventional surgery
Minimally-invasive heart surgery isn’t the best option for every patient. Your doctor and your treatment team will collaborate with you to decide if it’s a viable option for treating your medical condition.
To determine if minimally invasive heart surgery is the most suitable choice for you, your physician will look over your medical history and request tests to learn more about your heart’s health.
Minimally-invasive heart surgery is an intricate procedure that requires both training and expertise. It is possible to be referred a medical centre that has specialists and surgeons that possess the necessary expertise for operating minimally surgical procedures.
Recovery after Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
The healing process after minimally coronary bypass that is not very invasive is not as intense as after the conventional CABG. The patient will stay for 5 days at the hospital recuperating after the operation. When you’re discharged, you’ll not be able to leave the house and you should rest until you get the approval of your doctor. You’ll be scheduled for another appointment within one week following the procedure.
The recovery process can take several weeks as you slowly gain the strength. You could be referred to the cardiac rehabilitation program to ensure you are able to safely return back to normal routine.
A minimally invasive heart procedure can aid in the reduction of symptoms caused by aortic-stenosis and improve the quality of your living.
Regular checkups are required with a physician to check your heart health. There are tests that can be conducted to evaluate your heart health.
The doctor might also suggest living a heart-healthy life including eating a balanced diet and exercising, reducing stress, and staying away from tobacco. Sometimes, a personalized training and education program specifically designed to improve your health following cardiac surgery (cardiac rehab) is recommended.
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