Robotic-assisted Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Pomona Valley Hospital continues to bring advanced technology to the cardiovascular
program. The Stead Heart and Vascular Center has begun to utilize robotic
surgery for cardiac care, the first in the Inland Empire, and one of only
a handful in all of Southern California.
Robotic-assisted minimally invasive cardiac procedures avoid the drawbacks
of traditional heart surgery, including blood loss, pain and scarring
associated with sternotomy.
The da Vinci® System offers breakthrough capabilities that enable surgeons
to operate through smaller incisions made between the ribs. These procedures
avoid some of the drawbacks of traditional heart surgery, including blood
loss, pain and scarring associated with sternotomy. As a result, the
da Vinci Surgical System is changing the practice of cardiac surgery as it's known today. Data
suggests that recovery time, pain and trauma are reduced significantly
through this less invasive approach.
By providing superior visualization and exposure of the valve annulus,
leaflets and subvalvular structures, da Vinci MVR can enable more complex
mitral valve repair with the most minimally invasive approach possible.
For most patients, minimally invasive cardiac procedures performed with
the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential benefits over
open-chest surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities