Advantages of Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery
First of all, it should be known that when performed by an experienced team, endoscopic cardiac surgery (closed cardiac operation) does not involve additional risks for the patient.
Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery
Minimum incision on the skin
Due to the large incisions made in open heart operations, patients end up having long (20 cm) scars, which may sometimes have a negative impact on the morale. Whereas endoscopic interventions (closed cardiac surgery) are performed through a minimum size (5-6 cm) incision. Compared to open surgery, patients leave the hospital with a smaller scar.
Decreased severity of pain in the post-op days
Since the incision is smaller in endoscopic cardiac surgery, the tissues remain less traumatized. Therefore, the patient experiences less pain after the operation.
Lower infection risk
Again, dur to the smaller size of the incision, the infection risk is also minimized.
As the sternum is not cut and traumatized and the surgery is performed through a minimum size incision, the duration of hospitalization is very short.
Rapid return to daily life
In the classic cardiac surgery, the sternum of the patient is cut. Therefore, certain restrictions are imposed in the first 45 days following the operation. The patients are asked not to drive, lift heavy weights, sleep on one side, have sex for 4-6 weeks. Since endoscopic surgery does not necessitate such restrictions, the patients get back to normal life sooner.
Profesör doktor Mustafa Güden 1965 yılında Kayseri’de doğdu. Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesinin ardından 1989 yılında İstanbul Üniversitesi Çapa Tıp Fakültesini bitirdi. Kalp Damar Cerrahisi uzmanlığını İstanbul Üniversitesi Kardiyoloji Enstitüsünden aldıktan sonra Şişli Florence Nightingale Hastanesinde 10 sene çalıştı. devamı