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Care for your heart!

Dr. Dinesh Mittal
Cardiac Sciences
Cardiac Sciences
Senior Consultant & Coordinator – Dept. of CTVS

Minimally invasive heart surgery continues to evolve with growth in technology and surgeon experience

The popularity of minimally invasive heart surgery (MICS) or Keyhole Surgery has grown immensely in the last couple of years. It continues to evolve and expand with growth in technology and surgeon experience. With gradual innovations in heart surgery techniques, refinement of transthoracic echocardiography, surgical instruments and robotic technology, heart surgery has progressed to less-invasive approaches.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE HEART SURGERY?

  • Small incisions
  • Small scars
  • Shorter hospital stay after surgery (about 3-5 days).
  • Low risk of infection
  • Shorter recovery time and faster return to daily routines.

IS KEYHOLE SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?

You may be suitable for keyhole surgery if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Disease of your heart valves
  • Heart rhythm disorder amenable to surgical correction
  • Hole in the heart
  • You have previously experienced open-heart surgery

HOW IS THE SURGERY PERFORMED?

We at Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, perform the surgery by using the most sophisticated technology available, allowing the surgeon to perform the procedure remotely using small surgical instruments. He is able to monitor every move on a video screen.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE BYPASS SURGERY : TAKE NOTE

Not everyone is a candidate for these surgical techniques. The surgeon will have to review the results of your diagnostic tests before your scheduled procedure to determine if you are a candidate for it.

Minimally invasive bypass surgery is believed to have the same beneficial results as conventional bypass surgery, restoring adequate blood flow and normal delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Several techniques for minimally invasive CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) surgery are being explored, including surgeries performed on a beating (off-pump) or non-beating (on-pump) heart. Traditionally, CABG surgery is performed using a heart-lung bypass machine. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB), performed by splitting ribs with a range of incision sizes, is now often used to achieve a multi-vessel bypass.