Robotic assist CABG is the least invasive cardiac surgery procedure available now : Dr MM Yusuf
Robotic cardiac surgery is a less invasive method that allows patients to return to their daily lives considerably more quickly than open-heart surgery.
Surgery is performed through tiny holes and a 5 cms cut in the left chest. Surgeons have greater vision through a robotic high definition camera.
Precision, accuracy, and control is excellent and the patients will have less discomfort, less blood loss and negligible post-operative wound infections, when undergoing a Robotic assisted procedure.
Recovery is quick, with less time in the hospital (2 to 4 days) quicker mobilisation, and return to full normal activities in 2 to 3 weeks as opposed to 3 to 6 months following Open (sternotomy) cardiac surgery.
This is a best option for patients with diabetes and older patients.
Dr MM Yusuf, Consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, and team have performed Robotic cardiac surgery on many patients above the age of 80 in the past couple of years.
We have recently performed Robotic CABG (
coronary artery bypass graft ) +on a 84 years, Mr Keshri Kumar form Ranchi who would not have tolerated open CABG.
He has now recovered well within a month.
In the octogenarians with multiple co-morbidities Robotic assist CABG proved a boon to treat them with least postoperative complications and enable quick recovery.
Even during the epidemic, Apollo Hospitals lead the way in conducting Robotic aided Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) and saving lives.
A 93-year-old man had robotic CABG surgery, making him India’s oldest patient to date.
Many patients above the age of 70 and 80 has been successfully saved in the past few months through robotic cardiac surgeries.
Speaking about the procedure Dr MM Yusuf, Consultant Cardiothoracic surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, said, “Minimally invasive Cardiac surgery avoids sternal split and aids quick recovery.
Robotic assist CABG is the least invasive cardiac surgery procedure available now.
This surgery involves making tiny holes in the chest cavity through which surgery is performed with the help of Davinci Robotic system.
Patients have little blood loss, pain and recover quickly. Hospital stay is usually 2 to 3 days.
This unique procedure is performed in very few centres across the globe”.
Robotic assisted CABG is the least invasive method of minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
Blood loss and pain are negligible.
Hospital stay is very short and recovery is extremely quick.
This procedure is suitable to treat many patients with single and multi-vessel vessel coronary artery disease. Patients can return back to full normal activity with two weeks