The popularity involved with conducting minimally invasive heart surgery (MICS) or keyhole surgery has grown in popularity since its inception a few years ago. It continues to grow and evolve with growth in technology and personal 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
- 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 Global 5 Hospital, perform all our minimally invasive surgery with the latest and sophisticated technology available, allowing the surgeon to perform the surgery remotely using small surgical instruments. The doctor is able to view every move on a video screen.
Minimally Invasive ByPass Surgery
Not every patient can be treated using the minimally invasive surgical techniques. The doctor will perform tests on your heart and on the basis of the diagnosis of the heart condition they will be able to determine if you are a candidate for it.
Minimally invasive heart surgery is said to have the same beneficial results as conventional bypass surgery, restoring adequate blood flow and normal delivery of various nutrients and oxygen need for the heart. Several different procedures and techniques are being developed for CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) and the techniques included which are being explored, including surgeries performed on a beating (off-pump) and non-beating (on-pump) heart. Traditionally, the CABG was being performed using a heart-lung bypass machine.