port-access surgery

port-access surgery

Heart surgery MIDCAB–minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery in which the heart-lung machine used in major cardiovascular procedures is replaced with femoral artery and vein catheterization. Cf CABG, MIDCAB.
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Unlike port-access surgery in noncardiac surgical subspecialties, almost all cardiac operations on adult patients are reconstructions that are technically more demanding when performed through an endoscope.
Bill Fiser, a cardiovascular surgeon at Baptist Medical Center, performed the first port-access surgery.
Until now, surgeons performing minimally invasive, port-access surgery, have relied on video monitors with two-dimensional images that require them to turn away from the patient to view the surgical field on the monitor which could not provide depth perception.
The other feature of port-access surgery, and the one that sets it apart, is that surgeons place the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), thus stopping the heart before performing port-access surgery.
There is a growing body of evidence indicating that Port-Access surgery could be used more often to benefit patients with blocked coronary arteries," he concluded.
Jude Medical (Nasdaq/NNM: STJM) aimed at developing Port-Access surgery to replace and repair diseased heart valves.
Port-Access surgery could potentially reduce trauma and complications, reduce convalescence time and lower overall costs.
This surgical group has the largest experience with Port-Access surgery in Italy.
Jude Medical (Nasdaq-NNM: STJM) are jointly pursuing port-access surgery to repair and replace diseased heart valves.
We are developing and introducing new devices to make it easier and faster to perform Port-Access procedures; we are communicating the excellent clinical outcomes to cardiac surgeons and referring physicians; and we are educating and motivating patients to find out more about Port-Access surgery," said Richard B.
By eliminating the need to crack the chest, port-access surgery could dramatically reduce trauma, pain and debility resulting from the conventional procedure, thereby reducing side effects, recovery time, and costs of a long hospital stay.