robotic surgery for cardiac disease

The most Effective Cardiac Disease Treatments

The advancement in cardiac surgery practiced in India has made the surgery less invasive. This new advancement has also reduced the need to stay in hospital for long. Besides, the advanced approaches make the patients feel comfortable after the surgery with absolutely reduced pain.

Conditions which were previously considered to be challenging and inoperable are now firmly dealt by doctors with the introductions of new technologies.

As a part of advancement, the incision on chest has become much smaller, with just a cut only on upper or lower part of sternum or between ribs and thus avoid the need to cut any bones. This technique is widely used for multi vessel bypass surgery, which is performed to repair certain type of holes in heart, valve replacements and other conditions.

Some of the other advanced cardiac surgery includes Heart Port surgery. In this surgery, only a small incision is made between ribs to pass the instrument.


The Robotic Cardiac Surgery 

Robotic cardiac surgery in India is becoming very popular. This is a revolutionary method, in which the surgeon will use a robot to perform the surgery.  The robotic arms will hold various instruments to be passed inside the check, according to the command given by the surgeon manning the robot. This advanced approach enables performing the surgery precisely without distortion.

This procedure is also called as da Vinci surgery. Robotic surgeries are used to treat conditions like coronary artery bypass, tumor removal, heart defect repair, cardiac tissue ablation and much more.

Minimally Invasive Surgery:

This is the standard approach to treat most of the coronary artery diseases like left main coronary artery disease, three-vessel coronary artery disease and much more. Unlike the standard approach, in this method, access to the heart can be achieved through a small incision without stopping the heart. However, a heart-lung machine is used to temporarily divert blood flow from heart. The need to separate breastbone and rib cage is also eliminated in this approach. In this surgery, the patient experiences very less pain, but with quick recovery.

The key advantages of this minimally invasive surgeryare:

  • Low risk of infection
  • Less blood loss
  • Short hospital stay
  • Reduced pain / trauma
  • Small and less noticeable scars


Cardiac Cell Therapy

Cardiac cell therapy is the process of regeneration or replacement of cardiac myocyte.

This approach is used to treat myocardial infarction, which may lead to heart failure. Stem cells from bone marrow are used in this therapy.  However, stem cells are also taken from amniotic sac, umbilical cord and embryo.

Some of the other recent advances in cardiac surgery are also practiced to treat valvular disease, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, congenital heart disease and others.

Some of the types of advanced cardiac surgery include:

  • Mitral valve regurgitation
  • Mitral valve implantation
  • Leaflet procedures
  • Paravalvular leak closure
  • Annuloplasty techniques
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Hybrid MIDCAB