Cardiovascular and thoracic surgery expertise
When you are looking for heart and lung surgery expertise, Riverview Regional
Medical Center is known for comprehensive, technologically advanced cardiovascular
care. Our cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons are well equipped to perform
a wide range of surgical treatment options, from open-heart surgery to
minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery. We offer the
latest surgical options to treat cardiovascular disease, including:
- Aortic aneurysm surgery
- Congenital heart disease repair
- Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
- Cardiac arrhythmia surgeries, including defibrillator and pacemaker implantation
- Heart valve repair and replacement
- Minimally invasive vein harvesting
da Vinci® Mitral Valve Repair
While surgery is generally the most effective way to treat disorders of
the heart, lungs and esophagus, traditional open surgery has a number
of inherent drawbacks caused primarily by making a large incision, splitting
of the breastbone and spreading the ribs to access the thoracic space.
In addition to an 8" to 10” scar down the center of your chest,
splitting of the breastbone leads to a lengthy recovery time of eight
to twelve weeks as well as a prolonged delay before you will return to
normal daily activities.
The da Vinci® Surgical System, providing surgeons and patients with
what may be the most effective, least invasive treatment alternative for
even the most complex cardiothoracic procedures such as mitral valve repair.
Among the benefits of da Vinci® cardiothoracic surgery are a reduced
risk of infection, less blood loss and need for blood transfusions, shorter
hospital stay, less pain and scarring, faster recovery and a quicker return
to normal activities.
Minimally invasive options for cardiothoracic surgery