Unlike an open heart surgery, there is lower risk of infection as the breastbone is not cut.
Minimally invasive heart surgery also known as keyhole surgery, limited access or port hole surgery, is performed on or inside the heart using small incisions. Doctors may recommend a minimally invasive bypass surgery to patients who have a block in one or two coronary arteries. A block in the artery is caused by the buildup of plaque which partially or totally cuts off the supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart. When the heart is deprived of sufficient blood the patient may suffer from severe chest pain (angina).
During a bypass surgery the surgeon makes a surgical cut that is about 3 to 5 inches in the left of your chest to reach your heart. The muscles in the area are pushed aside and a small part of the front rib (costal cartilage) is removed. An artery in the chest is found and attached to the coronary artery that is blocked to create a new route for oxygen rich blood to reach the heart.
Patients who undergo a minimally invasive heart bypass surgery would have a shorter recovery time than patients who undergo a traditional open heart surgery. Unlike an open heart surgery the breastbone is not cut and only small incisions are made. Therefore there is lower risk of infection, bleeding and blood transfusion. The patient can return to normal life and perform activities including driving almost immediately.
Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery has revolutionized the way heart surgeries are performed. We at CGC, help you get in touch with some of the best doctors and hospitals in India that are equipped with a state of the art technology and equipment to perform these procedures successfully.
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