Robotic cardiac surgery is heart surgery done through very small cuts in the chest. With the use of tiny instruments and robot-controlled tools, Dr Babar Bashir CHAUDHRI is able to do heart surgery in a much less invasive way than conventional open-heart surgery.
Robotic surgeries have been used for a number of different heart-related procedures, including valve surgery, especially mitral surgery, coronary artery bypass, cardiac tissue ablation, heart defect repair, and tumour removal.
The advantages include the need for smaller incisions, rapid recovery and the need for fewer blood transfusions. From the surgeon’s perspective the advantages are excellent exposure and the robotic instruments can mimic the human hand’s range of movements within small spaces.
Robotic surgery is not applicable for every patient, emergency surgery should still be done via open approaches, because they are much quicker and time is important for rapid and successful recovery under these circumstances and some structures are difficult to operate with this approach, especially the aorta and the aortic valve.
Dr Babar Bashir Chaudhri is collaborating with experts World-wide (New York, Glasgow, Tel Aviv, Vienna) to bring the latest robotic operative techniques to treat his patients.