Minimally invasive heart surgery
“Minimally invasive cardiac surgery” is a broad term used to describe surgical techniques that allow physicians to perform procedures on the heart through small incisions. When traditional surgery may not be an option, these treatments also provide therapy options for high-risk patients with complex conditions.
Your cardiac surgeon will review the results of your medical history and your current condition to determine whether you are a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. During this process, our surgical care team will carefully compare the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive techniques versus traditional surgical techniques.
Potential benefits of minimally invasive surgery can also include:
- Less pain and scarring
- Improved healing time
- Less risk of wound infection
- A quicker return to normal activities
- Reduced blood loss and fewer transfusions
We are one of few care teams in the nation with the latest in minimally invasive heart treatments for all heart valves. Because of our expertise, our physicians are selected by medical device companies to teach new surgical techniques at hospitals around the world.
Our key to our successful clinical outcomes is in developing care that’s patient-specific and working with our patients to identify the appropriate surgical technique to treat the specific condition.
Because we are trusted experts in minimally invasive heart surgery, our patients are able to receive the full range of options for heart surgery, including:
- Traditional open-heart surgery
- Minimally invasive heart surgery
- Minimally invasive robotic heart surgery
Our facilities see some of the largest volumes of patients in New York State, and this allows our physicians to perfect treatments and further develop their level of expertise.