Minimally Invasive Surgery at Penn Presbyterian
 
About Minimally Invasive Surgery at Penn Presbyterian
What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
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Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Cardiovascular Surgery

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Gastrointestinal Surgery

Gynecologic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Urologic Surgery

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Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiac minimally invasive surgeries include:

  • Aortic Valve Surgery - A small incision is made in the upper chest called a partial sternotomy, 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 and working with a robotic-controlled miniature camera, 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.

For more information, see the Penn Cardiac Care at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center web site.

Cardiovascular Surgery:
Clark Hargrove III, MD
Wilson Y. Szeto, MD

 


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