Minimally invasive surgery is our go-to approach, allowing the specialists on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano to perform complex cardiovascular surgeries without the need for open-heart surgery.
First used as a surgical treatment option for patients considered too fragile for open-heart surgery, minimally invasive procedures have become common practice for patients who need heart surgery. In fact, the surgeons right here on our medical staff pioneered many common minimally invasive procedures.
Good surgical outcomes and results are our top priority. We take a minimally invasive approach to treat heart disorders first, whenever possible, to help our patients feel better, faster. This approach means you can often avoid a traditional invasive surgical procedure.
Minimally invasive heart surgery requires smaller incisions, which may also result in:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less blood loss
- Less pain after surgery
- Less (and smaller) scarring
- Quicker return to regular activity
- Fewer complications
- Decreased risk of infection