Surgery is generally the most effective way to treat disorders of the heart, lungs and esophagus. But traditional open surgery has a number of drawbacks, including large incisions. The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons and patients with what may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option for even the most complex cardiac procedures. Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center surgeons perform internal mammary artery takedown and biventricular placement using the da Vinci Surgical System.
Potential benefits of robotic cardiac surgery include:
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities