Minimally invasive cardiac surgery at Amrita Hospital from January

Kochi, 10 Nov 2010

Minimally invasive method, the most modern technique in cardiac surgery will become fully operational at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences by January next Year.

Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has a lot of advantages over conventional heart surgeries. While conventional surgery demands a twenty centi meter long incision cutting the sternum, minimally invasive method needs only seven centi meter incision, and that too on the side of the chest, in between the ribs. Patients post surgery convalescence needs only four-five weeks against the conventional rest period of almost four months.

Minimally invasive method can be used for all types of cardiac surgery.