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Robotic Cardiac Surgery

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive cardiac procedures that avoid the drawbacks of traditional heart surgery, including blood loss, pain and scarring that typically result from cutting through the breastbone and opening the ribs.
 
The da Vinci® System offers breakthrough capabilities that enable surgeons to operate through smaller incisions made between the ribs.
 
Data suggests that recovery time, pain and trauma are reduced significantly through this less invasive approach.
 
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 
Conditions
 
Select the following links to learn more about solutions to specific cardiac conditions:
Incisions