Minimally invasive heart surgery (also called keyhole surgery) is when a conventional operation is performed on or inside the heart using small incisions. The surgeon also sometimes uses specialized instruments.
There are many ways to reach the heart for surgery. Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Dileep Singh always tries to use the smallest incision to provide the safest and most successful surgery. Your surgical team will carefully compare the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive techniques with those of traditional surgery techniques. Your surgeon will decide the best approach for you based on several factors, including the type or heart disease you have and how severe it is; your age, medical history and lifestyle; and results of tests done before surgery.
Dr Dileep Singh & his team have performed minimally invasive heart surgery for 20 years. A wide range of procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques to help make recovery faster and more comfortable.
Sometimes, minimally invasive surgery includes a partial sternotomy. This involves cutting through part of the breast bone. When possible, the surgeon can avoid cutting the breast bone and, instead, make one or more small incisions through the muscles between the ribs. This technique is called a mini-thoracotomy.
The benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:
Most patients also have
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery or learn more about minimally invasive heart surgery, call Dr. Dileep Singh at 8383010947. I would be happy to help you.