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Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery – A Boon In Today’s Time

Mumbai,11th May, 2016 : Most cardiac surgeries are performed through a sternotomy which involves splitting of the entire breastbone. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) encompasses a variety of operations performed through incisions which are substantially smaller & less traumatic than the standard sternotomy. MICS incisions measures around 3-4 inches compared to 8-10 inches in standard sternotomy.

The advantages of MICS include:
1. Smaller incisions & scars
2. Reduced infection risk
3. Less pain & shorter hospital stay
4. Fewer physical restrictions post operative & shorter recovery time

Recently, the cardiac surgical team led by Dr. Bhasker Semitha closed a large ASD in a 28 years old lady through a lower mini sternotomy incision. This 4-5 inches incision split just the lower third of the breastbone. The surgery was conducted without much complication and was a thorough success.

This is the 5th case in past few months for which MICS was done. Other recent cases undertaken by Dr. Bhasker in SevenHills Hospital include 3 cases of Aortic valve replacement through the upper mini sternotomy & 1 case of ASD closure through a right mini thoracotomy incision.

All these patients are doing well and are on the path of quick recovery, the follow-up reports stated!

About The Doctor:
Dr. Bhasker Semitha has a record of outstanding surgical results and is well recognized for his innovation & skills in Aortic Aneurysm Surgeries, Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS), Heart & Lung Transplant, and Implementation of the Artificial Heart and Heart Support System (LVAD), apart from total arterial coronary off pump surgeries and valve repairs. To view his complete profile, click here.