Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Procedures for The High Risk Heart Surgery Patient- Canton, OH

Some patients, because of their age or health, may be deemed “inoperable” by other doctors or surgeons. Luckily, minimally invasive heart surgery procedures are known to be very safe and can be done on these high risk heart surgery patients. In fact, at Dr. Ciuffo’s office, our minimally invasive heart surgery procedures have been highly successful with these types of patients!

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High Risk Heart Surgery Patients

If you are a patient in need of a heart surgery procedure, but have been deemed “inoperable,” there are some steps you can take to get the surgery you need. The first thing to do is to get a second opinion. Not all doctors are the same, and Dr. Ciuffo uses the most cutting edge technology to perform successful, minimally invasive heart surgery procedures for high risk patients. Secondly, ask why you are a high risk patient. Your doctor will most likely blame your age or another health condition that would make the surgery dangerous. Next, Dr. Ciuffo suggests that you ask about your chances of good health if you don’t receive the surgery. Lastly, obtain copies of your medical records and bring all of this information to Dr. Ciuffo, who can give you a second opinion on whether or not you are a high risk patient.

The Operation

For high risk patients, having an operation done can be scary and worrisome. However, with the advanced technology that Dr. Ciuffo uses, patients can feel secure in knowing that he has a high success rate with minimally invasive heart surgery procedures for high risk patients. These procedures are performed through a small, two-inch incision between the ribs, eliminating the need for breaking bones. Without broken bones and a large surgical incision, high risk heart surgery patients are able recover more easily than if they had regular heart surgery.

Dr. Ciuffo and the Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program

Dr. Ciuffo is dedicated to helping you understand your high risk patient status. If you have any questions about minimally invasive heart surgery procedures, feel free to contact us at (330) 588-4676 or visit our contact page online.   

A picture of Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD wearing his Mercy One doctor attire.

About the Author

Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD Director is an expert in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and Bloodless Heart Surgery is the outcome of his commitment to the development and improvement of both of these techniques. He runs a Cardiothoracic Surgery practice and manages Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program where he cares for patients from all over the country and locally. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ciuffo.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery