Cardiac Surgical Procedures


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 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
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