Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Service
Cardiovascular disease is an urgent problem at any age. Cardiac pathologies remain one of the leading causes of death. Many patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease receive disabilities and need constant monitoring and compliance with certain rules. The treatment, diagnosis, prevention and rehabilitation of patients with chronic, pathological cardiac arrhythmias, congenital and acquired pathologies are identified by the cardiology department in the leading Israeli clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic.
How is minimally invasive surgery performed?
The goal of heart valve surgery is to correct defects or to replace a valve to improve heart function and extend the patient's life. Unlike open-heart surgery, with minimally invasive access, the cardiac surgeon performs the procedure through small incisions on the right side of the chest. A small endoscope and specialized surgical instruments are inserted into the incisions. The monitor receives an enlarged high-definition video image, which guides the surgeon during the operation. Doctors use high-tech cameras that allow you to see the valve.
The operation takes about 2-3 hours. A similar procedure causes less pain and less damage to the body. Also, the risk of complications is significantly reduced, and the size of the postoperative scar is extremely small. During heart valve surgery, the patient is connected to a cardiopulmonary bypass, which maintains normal blood flow during the procedure.
After surgery, the patient must remain under observation in the intensive care unit for one day (or more). Nutrition, intake of fluids and drugs is carried out through an intravenous catheter. The total time spent in a hospital is from three to four days, depending on the individual condition of the patient.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
- Reduced duration of surgery;
- No violation of nerve connections;
- The risk of complications is eliminated;
- The recovery period is much shorter;
- Patient mobility is maintained;
- The size of scars and punctures is small or completely heals;
- Pathological bleeding does not occur.
Specialists of the cardiology department of the Tel Aviv Medical Clinic Israeli clinic will conduct an examination using laboratory and instrumental diagnostic methods, determining the need for them individually. According to the testimony, using the latest equipment and effective technology, the doctor will prescribe the correct treatment.