Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

LIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke ThisLIke This

What is minimally invasive cardiac surgery?

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery is a set of techniques in which surgeons perform operations through very small incisions — roughly the size of a paper clip.

Conditions that can be treated with minimally invasive cardiac surgery include:

How does minimally invasive cardiac surgery differ from conventional open heart surgery?

If your child undergoes an open-heart surgical procedure that requires the use of a heart-lung bypass machine:

  • the surgeon has to make a full incision across the sternum (breastbone), resulting in a very visible scar
  • your child’s sternum will need to be wired, and healing of the bone would take six to eight weeks
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
Close