Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Patients who have a minimally invasive heart surgery typically have a shorter hospitalization period and expedited recovery, which helps them to quickly return to their daily activities.

Minimally invasive procedures use a smaller incision to repair the heart or replace tissue. At times, the surgeon may be assisted by video or robotic technologies to precisely complete the procedure. Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute’s heart surgeons have extensive experience in minimally invasive heart surgery, and they will recommend minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive aortic valve repair or minimally invasive mitral valve repair when it is the best approach for a patient.