Minimally Invasive
Heart Surgery

Patients who have single vessel coronary disease or only require surgery for one of their heart valves may be candidates for minimally invasive surgery – where the surgery is performed without splitting the breastbone and fully opening the chest. For patients, the benefits are enormous: they experience less surgical trauma, decreased blood loss, reduced risk of infection, reduced pain immediately post surgery, a better cosmetic result and importantly, a faster recovery period.

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Coronary Bypass – MIDCAB

Patients who have a blockage in only one coronary artery (the LAD) may be a candidate for Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB).

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Mitral Valve Repair/ Replacement

Minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement (Mini-Mitral) can be performed if there is no indication for other valve or coronary bypass surgery at the same time.

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Aortic Valve Replacement

Patients who require an aortic valve replacement and don’t require any other valve or coronary bypass surgery may be suitable for minimally invasive aortic valve replacement – Mini AVR.

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