Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery02 August 2017

By Dr. Ajay Kaul, Chairman & HOD, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi 110005.

In the past decades MACS (Minimal Access Cardiac Surgery) has received great acknowledgement in the clinical arena. The constant innovation to reduce surgical trauma and faster recovery period of recovery has led to the development of MACS. The development of advanced techniques and high-end instruments has helped to minimize the discomfort and impairment of daily activity of the patient.

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi has started a MACS department which has expert surgeons in this field. This technology focuses on minimizing the invasiveness of surgical procedures.

Conventional Method: conventional operations consisted of a standard median sternotomy for thoracic access to put patient on heart lungs machine but minimally invasive operations are performed differently.

Shift in Technology: Due to subsequent advancement, innovation and surgical refinement in this arena, Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery stands much more superior in its operative outcomes as compared to conventional method.

What is MACS: Cardiac surgery is performed through small incisions either on the right or left chest. This helps to avoid the midline sternotomy and morbidity associated with it. The surgeons perform same complex heart surgery through small incisions at the right side of patient’s chest, as an alternative to open heart surgery. Surgeons operate between the ribs and don’t open the breastbone.

Benefits of MICS:

  • The patient confront with less pain and less risk of infection
  • Reduce ICU and hospital stay (3-5 days where as in conventional surgical method its 7-10 days)
  • Lessen the blood loss and blood transfusion
  • Improve post-operative pulmonary function
  • Swift recovery & better cosmetic results that ultimately improve quality of life

Safety Measures of MICS

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery is safe and effectiveprocedure. This can be applicable for performing a wide range of complex heart surgeries like:

  • Atrial Septal Defects
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Coronary Artery Bypass

Here at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, our experts’ team performs almost all type of adult cardiac operations using minimally access cardiac surgery’ (MACS). This approach is not restricted to adult patients only, but it has been also used in many pediatric cases.

BLK Super Speciality Hospital delivers a high-quality end to end treatment to its patient. Our Cardiac department has sophisticated machines with latest technology and is manned by a dedicated team of renowned heart specialists around the globe.