Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death amongst both men and women in the United States. Here are some of the typical symptoms of CAD:
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Increased heart rate
- Weakness or dizziness
How is da Vinci Coronary Revascularization Different Than Open Surgery?
Robotic coronary revascularization, a minimally invasive procedure, is performed through small incisions that are made between the ribs. During this procedure, small incisions are made between the ribs and your cardiac surgeon grafts the bypass and the new vessel bypasses the clogged coronary arteries. This allows blood to flow freely to the heart.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Coronary Revascularization
da Vinci robotic assisted heart surgery offers many benefits over traditional heart procedures including:
- Shorter hospitalization period and shorter recovery period
- Less bleeding during surgery
- Decreased risk of post-surgery infection
- Faster recovery time