The traditional approach for cardiac surgery is through a median sternotomy. This is a vertical inline incision along the sternum which is allows the sternum to be divided, or “cracked”. This technique allows for surgical access to the chest cavity for the majority of cardiac surgical procedures.
Our CVT Surgeons have completed specialized trained in minimally invasive techniques to reach your heart through smaller incisions. These smaller incisions are an alternative to the traditional approach via a median sternotomy.
Working with experienced surgical staff to perform minimally invasive heart surgery. Thes
Minimally invasive procedures are not an option for everyone, but offers many an advantages for those for whom it is appropriate.
- Less blood loss
- Lower risk of infection
- Reduction of pain and trauma
- Faster recovery, shorter hospitalizations and quicker return to normal activities
- Smaller, less noticeable scars
- Wound infections
Types of surgeries
Robotic Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgeries
Transaortic Valve Replacement
Mitral Valve Surgeries