Minimally invasive cardiac surgeries are quickly replacing traditional open heart surgeries. Learn why.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. It takes over 600,000 lives each year, many of which are preventable. Thanks to advancements in medical procedures and state-of-the-art technology, cardiac surgery is also providing better outcomes for heart patients.
Unlike traditional heart surgery, in which surgeons must make a long incision and split the breast bone open to reach the heart, cardiac robotic surgery utilizes a robotic system that mimics the human hand with far more precision and a greater range of motion. Incisions are tiny, reducing the chances of post-operation infection and complications.
Other advantages of cardiac robotic surgery include:
- Minimal blood loss
- Less chance of needing a blood transfusion
- Faster healing time
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Smaller scars
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Better patient outcomes
Denton Regional Medical Center was the first hospital in the area to offer robot-assisted heart surgery. Our experts provide some of the most advanced minimally invasive heart surgeries in the area. As pioneers in beating heart procedures, over 95% of our procedures are performed off-pump, improving safety for our patients and decreasing recovery times.
Learn more about the Heart Center at Denton Regional and the services we offer here. For a physician referral, please call 1-855-477-DRMC. Read more about heart conditions at our online Health Library.