In minimally invasive heart surgery, heart (cardiac) surgeons perform heart surgery through small incisions in the right side of your chest, as an alternative to open heart surgery. Surgeons operate between the ribs and don’t split the breastbone (sternotomy), which results in less pain and a quicker recovery for most people. In minimally invasive surgery, your heart surgeon has a better view of some parts of your heart than in open heart surgery. As in open surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery some time requires stopping your heart temporarily and diverting blood flow from your heart using a heart-lung machine. Which is done through femoro-femoral by pass.
It offers many advantages in those for whom it’s appropriate. Advantages may include:
- Smaller, less noticeable scars/scarless
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of infection
- Reduced trauma and pain
- Shorter time in the hospital, faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities
There are three types of surgery in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Minimally Invasive Valvular Surgery
Dr. Sourabh Sharma leader in utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair or replace diseased heart valves.
When surgery is the chosen plan of action, minimally invasive options are preferred due to the advantages it offers. With minimally invasive heart surgery, a variety of smaller incisions are utilized to gain access to the heart and valves. Minimally invasive valve surgery reduces blood loss, scarring, and length of hospital stay. Additionally, the patient’s breastbone is not divided, all type of Valve surgeries- like Aortic valve, Mitral valve replacement and double valve replacement is possible with minimally invasive Technique. It is especially useful for young female or the gentlemen, who want scar less operations. Breast bone not divided, no wiring required.
Hospital stay for minimally invasive surgery is only 3 to 4 days in comparison to 8 to 10 days in conventional valve surgery. Minimally invasive valve surgery is more cosmetic and also causes less pain and tissue trauma. Recovery time is usually significantly shorter around 8 to 10 days versus 8-12 weeks for traditional surgery.
Minimally Invasive Multivessel Surgery
It is an advanced technique of performing coronary bypass. Minimally Invasive Multivessel Surgery is safe effective. Minimally Invasive Multivessel Surgery operation could potentially make multivessel minimally invasive coronary surgery more widely available all type of multivessel grafting is possible with this advance technique now.
Minimally Invasive CHD Surgery
One of the most difficult things that could happen to a parent is to be told that your child might have some type of a cardiac problem like, hole in the heart (ASD, VSD) or Abnormal heart connections (PDA, TOF) requires open heart surgery. Which can be performed easily now with almost 100% result.
MI CHD Surgery is a challenging subject only few surgeons are performing MI cardiac surgery in the world and fever are performing CHD Surgery with MI technique.
We are doing it in selected cases with excellent results and future.