Our minimally invasive methods of repairing, replacing, and removing issues within the heart are some of the newest and most beneficial cardiac methods available. To reap the benefits, patients travel from across the globe to meet with Dr. Giovanni Ciuffo. After minimally invasive cardiac surgery, patients are able to continue living there, now extended, lives, without the long recovery and unsightly scar that comes with traditional open heart surgery.
Benefits Of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Recovery – Minimally invasive cardiac patients can expect a recovery of about two weeks, much quicker than the traditional six to eight weeks.
No Sternotomy Scar – Dr. Ciuffo performs surgeries through a tiny, two-inch incision between the ribs. There is no need for an eight-inch incision down the chest, or broken bones — resulting in a much more aesthetically pleasing scar. It’s almost invisible.
Bloodless Options – Due to religious or health concerns, bloodless heart surgery options are also available with Dr. Ciuffo’s minimally invasive methods.
Hope For “Inoperable” Patients – For high-risk patients that have been labeled as inoperable, minimally invasive cardiac surgery may be your answer. Dr. Ciuffo’s low-impact methods have been shown the provide the benefits of open heart surgery for patients in high-risk groups that cannot undergo surgery.
Overall Health – With minimally invasive cardiac surgery, patients have shown better survival benefits in high-risk groups, less bleeding, fewer complications, fewer infections, less post-op pain, a short hospital stay, and more — all of which improve the overall health and healing of our patients.
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