"It was really very easy. My recovery took no longer than two weeks, and I am doing great now. I just have four little incisions on my right side. I was sore, which was only natural, but I was amazed at how well I got along." -- Marlene S., robotic-assisted heart surgery patient
Surgeons at the Penrose Heart & Vascular Center use minimally-invasive techniques and the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform minimally-invasive heart surgery leading the way in state-of-the-art technology. By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci® System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced. With enhanced surgical capabilities, physicians are now able to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of patients. Benefits of minimally-invasive surgery include smaller incisions, less pain and trauma for patients, and a much faster recovery period.
Minimally-invasive cardiac procedures include:
- Coronary bypass
- Mitral valve repair
- Mitral valve replacement
- Tricuspid valve repair
- Atrial Septal defect closure
- Ventricular pacing lead placement
Talk to your surgeon to find out if minimally-invasive robotic-surgery is right for you.