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.
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.