Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery | Abheartcare | Dr Ashwani Bansal

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery – If you’ve been told you need heart surgery, you may be wondering what that entails. For most of us, our first thoughts are about open-heart surgery, and the long time it takes to heal. Yet minimally invasive cardiac surgery provides a welcome option for many individuals. Thinking about your options before you and your doctor decide on the best course of action for you.

A quick guide to open-heart surgery
‘Open heart surgery’ technically refers to any medical cardiac operation in which the chest is opened surgically.

During this type of surgery, the heart itself may or may not be ‘opened’. The heart is literally stopped in conventional open-heart surgery and a machine (called a heart-lung machine) does its job as the operation is done by the surgeon. During bypass surgery there are options of beating heart surgery also.

A 6- to 8-inch incision in the chest requires this form of operation which may include temporary placement of a pacemaker to help control the heartbeat. After open-heart surgery, you will usually stay in the hospital for four to seven days and it will take at least five to eight weeks for you to recover.