Our cardiac surgeons work continually to develop minimally invasive techniques for many types of heart surgery. In each procedure, every effort is made to limit trauma to the patient. In minimally invasive procedures, one or more small incisions is made between the ribs, giving easy access and visibility to all internal areas. Specially designed instruments enable the same standard techniques used in open-chest procedures.
Compared to open-chest surgery, minimally invasive techniques result in:
UR Medicine’s cardiac team of surgeons are extensively skilled at minimally invasive cardiac surgery for patients who need: