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Difference between minimally invasive heart surgery and open heart surgery

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Dr Ashwani Bansal
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If you or a loved one has been advised that they need heart surgery, you might be unsure what that means. The majority of us immediately think of open heart surgery and the long recovery process that it requires. Minimally invasive heart surgery, on the other hand, is a welcome choice for many people.

open heart surgery

During this type of surgery, the heart may or may not be “opened.” The heart is literally stopped in conventional open heart surgery, and a machine does the job as the surgeon conducts the procedure.

A 6- to 8-inch incision in the chest is required for this procedure, which may include the temporary placement of a pacemaker to help control the heartbeat. After open heart surgery, you’ll most likely be in the hospital for four to eight days, with a recovery time of at least five to eight weeks.

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Your surgeon will make one or more minor incisions between your ribs during minimally invasive heart surgery. Surgical instruments, as well as a small camera, are then inserted through the incision. The surgical instruments are attached to robotic arms that the surgeon controls through a screen. This enables him to more accurately control the instruments and execute the treatment.

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