Cardiovascular surgery minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures based on minimum access. Specialists use special techniques to reduce the size of incisions. That is why sometimes individual instruments to facilitate maneuvers through tiny surgical openings are required.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive cardiac surgery?
With decreasing the size of the incisions it is also decreases scars. This reduces the chance of infection and bleeding, and the likelihood that the wound open after the operation. Another advantage is that by reducing the size of the wound, the pain after surgery is smaller, faster and, therefore, the hospital stay shorter recovery.
What are the risks in this type of surgery?
The risks of minimally invasive surgery are lower than those of conventional surgery, due to the smaller size of the wound. However, in the event that the professional has the need to improve the visibility, it is possible to expand the field of surgical incisions and spend a minimal access surgery to conventional, with all its risks.
What care should follow the patient after the operation?
Postoperative patient is the same as that of any cardiovascular surgery. The difference, as we have said, is the decrease in pain and hospital stay, since the wounds are much smaller. In fact, it is common that the patient can walk past just 48 hours after surgery.