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Minimally-Invasive Surgery

"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.

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