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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive procedures are performed through small incisions using specialized surgical instruments. The incision used for minimally invasive heart surgery is about 3 to 4 inches instead of the 6 to 8 inch incision required for traditional surgery. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery techniques may include:

    • A smaller incision
    • A smaller scar
    • Decreased risk of infection
    • Less bleeding
    • Less trauma
    • Less pain
    • Decrease in the length of stay in the hospital after surgery
    • Decreased recovery time

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