MINIMALLY INVASIVE CARDIAC SURGERY

Traditionally, the breastbone (sternum) is cut open to access the heart for operations. This results in considerable morbidity, like pain, more blood loss, longer duration of hospitalization, reduction in lung function and longer recovery time; thus increasing the cost to the patient.

In MICS the access to the heart is obtained from the side of the chest via small incisions placed in between the ribs. Access can also be obtained by opening the breastbone partially. This way, the pain and bleeding is less, recovery is faster and it requires a shorter hospital stay. It has the added advantage of being cosmetic also.

Our team was one of the first to start MICS in Bangalore, and was involved in setting up the program at Narayana Hrudayalaya. They are highly experienced and are experts at handling the various challenges that MICS pose.

 

SCOPE FOR MICS

1: Majority of the Atrial Septal Defects (hole in the heart)

2: Majority of Valve repairs and replacements

3: CABG

4: Cardiac tumours, like LA Myxoma

5: Bental procedure (Aortic root replacement)

 

MICS 1

MICS 2