Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
 
About Minimally Invasive Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Who is a Candidate?
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gynecologic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Urologic surgery

Vascular Surgery
 
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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Cardiothoracic minimally invasive surgeries include:

  • Aortic valve surgery – Using a small incision called port-access in the upper chest, the surgeon uses direct vision to replace the aortic valve with a prosthetic valve while a heart-lung machine keeps blood flowing through the body.
  • Mitral valve repair – Using small incisions in the chest for access, the surgeon repairs and/or replaces the heart's mitral valve while a heart-lung machine keeps blood flowing through the body.
  • Bypass surgery – Using small incisions in the chest for access and moving some bones in the area to reach the heart, the surgeon creates a new pathway for blood to flow when a single heart vessel is damaged.

Cardiothoracic surgery:

Charles Bridges, MD

 


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