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Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Traditional heart surgery requires the surgeon to cut open the patient's chest and through the breastbone. Minimally invasive heart surgery allows MedStar Health cardiac surgeons to work through small incisions only three to four inches long, using elongated instruments and scopes. This kind of surgery leads to less pain; shorter hospital stay and recovery time; smaller scars; and lower risk of infection, bleeding, and blood transfusion.

MedStar Health heart surgeons perform minimally invasive heart valve surgery and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery.