Endoscopic Surgery (Small Incision)

Endoscopic cardiac surgery, also known as closed cardiac surgery, is a minimally invasive technique. In other words, this technique causes minimal damage on tissues. Through small incisions, special devices are used to access the operation area. An endoscopic camera is used to monitor the area to be operated. Designed to maximize the success of the treatment, these endoscopic devices assist the surgeon to perform the operation comfortably. In addition, minimizing the damage on the tissues, the devices shorten the healing period significantly, compared to open surgery. However, in order to have an endoscopic surgery, the thoracic wall and heart anatomy of the patient must be suitable for this technique.

Endoskopik Kalp Cerrahisi

Generally referred to as “operation through the armpit”, the endoscopic cardiac surgery is in fact performed through incisions made under the breast. The small incision made remains under the breast, especially in women, and thus is invisible. Therefore, the technique minimizes the aesthetics concerns of the patient.

In Turkey, endoscopic cardiac surgery was performed in 1999 for the first time. Prof. Mustafa Guden is a member of the surgical team that has performed the technique for the first time in Turkey. Since 2006, Prof. Guden has been training his colleagues in Turkey and in more than 30 countries on endoscopic cardiac surgery and robotic surgery techniques.

Small Wound Cardiac Surgery

Cardiovascular operations that can be performed wıth robotic technology

  • Mitral and tricuspid valve repair of replacement
  • Coronary bypass operations
  • Atrial septal defect (ASD)- Ventricular septal defect (VSD) repair
  • Removal of cardiac tumors
  • Arrhythmia surgery