Robotic heart surgery
Open-heart surgery used to mean weeks of downtime and discomfort, but not anymore. Legacy Health offers minimally invasive cardiac robotic surgery, which offers cardiac patients improved outcomes and dramatically faster healing time.
In fact, when the first robotic heart surgery in Oregon was performed at Legacy Good Samaritan, the patient was able to leave the hospital in three days and didn't require any pain medication at discharge.
Instead of dividing the breastbone, which causes more tissue trauma and pain, robotic heart surgery procedures are performed with a series of small incisions across the chest. Robotic cardiac surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art operating rooms, which provide our surgeons with amazing audiovisual capabilities and incredible precision.
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Our robotic cardiac surgery services
Since performing one of Oregon's first robotic mitral valve repairs in 2009, Legacy Health has been a leader in minimally invasive robotic heart surgery. The robotic heart surgery has the potential to result in better patient outcomes with less blood loss, decreased pain, and shorter hospital stays and recovery times. Legacy's full range of robotic cardiac services also includes:
- Robot-assisted coronary artery bypass surgery
- MAZE heart surgery (arrhythmia surgery)
- Tricuspid valve repair
- Closure of atrial septal defects
Andrew Tsen, M.D., medical director, Cardiac Surgery