Procedures offered at FirstHealth:
Many types of heart procedures may be conducted with minimally invasive heart surgery, including:
- Transcatheter mitral valve repair using MitraClip technology
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
advantages of Minimally INvasive Surgery:
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of infection
- Reduced trauma and pain
- Shorter time in the hospital, faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities
- Smaller, less noticeable scares
who Benefits from Minimally INvasive Surgery?
Not everyone is a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Your doctor and treatment team will work with you to determine whether it's an option to treat your condition. To determine whether you're a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery, your doctor is likely to conduct a physical examination, review your medical history and perform tests. Minimally invasive heart surgery is a complex surgical procedure that requires training and experience. Our team of surgeons and surgical technologists have the needed expertise in conducting minimally invasive procedures.