Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you or a loved one may be interested in learning more about the benefits of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, contact us today. Call now at (330) 363-1341 or fill out our online contact form.

Dr. Ciuffo looks forward to discussing your needs, as well as providing a second opinion to a high-risk diagnosis.





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