The CTVS team at Paras Institute of Cardiac Sciences has the cumulative experience of performing more than 500 minimally invasive cardiac surgeries on patients the world over.
The high success rate at Paras Institute of Cardiac Sciences has demonstrated that the minimally invasive approach is safe and broadly applicable for performing a wide range of complex heart procedures, including single or multiple heart valve procedures, bypass surgery, congenital heart repairs, and reoperations. Treatment for heart disease may depend on the number of arteries that are blocked or which arteries are blocked. Some people with blockages in their heart can be treated by stenting through angioplasty, whereas others may need a bypass. The treatment of choice also depends upon a person’s age, health status, and how the angina is affecting your quality of life. The cardiology team at Paras hospitals assesses and counsels each patient after making a personalized plan of treatment options and risks involved.
Cardio thoracic vascular surgeons in Paras Institute of Cardiac Sciences are adept at performing bypass surgery without stopping the heart and putting a patient on a heart-lung machine. Not everyone with coronary artery disease needs bypass surgery. Bypass surgery is only recommended by a doctor if he perceives the benefits to be greater than the risks. Here are some of the reasons they may suggest this kind of surgery for you:
- Your left main heart artery is very narrow.
- All three arteries of the heart are blocked or the amount of blood flowing through them is very low.
- Your doctor thinks that bypass surgery will be more successful than angioplasty with stents.
- You also need surgery to repair or replace a heart valve damaged by heart valve disease.
- You have diabetes and two or more blocked arteries.
- Your heart is having trouble pumping. This is called a decreased ejection fraction.
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS)
The CTVS team at Paras Institute of Cardiac Sciences has the cumulative experience of performing more than 500 minimal invasive cardiac surgeries on patients from all over the world. The high success rate of minimally invasive heart surgery procedures performed at Paras Institute of Cardiac Sciences have demonstrated that it is a safe and broadly applicable technique for performing a wide range of complex heart procedures, including single or multiple heart valve procedures, bypass surgery, congenital heart repairs, and reoperations.
Minimally invasive heart surgery is also called keyhole surgery. It is performed by making small incisions in the affected side of your chest. The size of these incisions is 3 to 4 inches instead of the 6- to 8-inch incision required for traditional surgery. Surgeons operate from between the ribs rather than splitting up the breast bone to gain access to the heart. This helps the surgeon get a better view of the heart than open heart surgery and also reduces the pain experienced by the patient and guarantees quicker recovery. Unlike a traditional open heart surgery, a heart-lung machine isn’t needed in a key surgery, and a device is attached to your heart to stabilize it.
Is it right for you?
Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive surgeries. The CTVS surgeon will review the results of your diagnostic tests before your scheduled procedure to determine if you are a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. The surgical team will carefully compare the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive techniques versus traditional surgery techniques before making a decision about whether this is the right choice or not to treat the following cardiac problems:
- Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
- Aortic Valve Replacement
- Atrial Septal Defects
- Coronary Artery Bypass
- Atrial Myxoma Removal
- Small incisions, less pain
- Shorter ICU and hospital stay after surgery: Only 3 to 5 days after minimally invasive surgery VS 7 to 10 days after a traditional heart surgery
- Low risk of infection, bleeding and blood transfusion
- Division of the breastbone is not needed.
- Less scarring
- Shorter recovery time and faster return to normal activities: 1-2 weeks for recovery after minimally invasive surgery vs 6 to 8 weeks after a traditional heart surgery.