For many surgical cardiac procedures, Heart Hospital of Austin offers an alternative to traditional sternotomy (open-chest) access to the heart. Minimally invasive heart surgery allows for much smaller and less invasive incisions for a surgeon to access the heart and coronary arteries. Specialized instruments are utilized in the minimally invasive approach that allow for a high degree of precision and accuracy.

Minimally invasive heart surgery provides treatment options for a broad range of cardiac diseases and disorders such as:

  • Multi-vessel coronary artery bypass (CABG)
  • Mitral valve repair or replacement
  • Aortic valve repair or replacement
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Aortic aneurysms

The benefits of minimally invasive heart surgery include small incisions and small scars. Additionally, most patients experience:

  • Reduced pain
  • Faster recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to activity or work

Our experienced team of cardiothoracic surgeons will evaluate a patient’s condition and assess the surgical benefits and risks to determine the best treatment option.