Minimally Invasive Surgery

Aspirus Heart & Vascular is a leader in utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair or replace diseased heart valves.

When surgery is the chosen plan of action, minimally invasive options are preferred due to the advantages it offers. With minimally invasive heart surgery, a variety of smaller incisions are utilized to gain access to the heart and valves. Minimally invasive valve surgery reduces blood loss, scarring, and length of hospital stay. Additionally, the patient's breastbone is not completely divided, substantially minimizing recovery time.

Hospital stays for minimally invasive surgery are typically 1 to 2 days shorter than traditional valve surgery. Minimally invasive valve surgery is more cosmetic and also causes less pain and tissue trauma. Recovery time is usually significantly shorter at 4 weeks versus 8-12 weeks for traditional surgery.