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Minimally Invasive Surgery


Cardiac and thoracic minimally invasive surgery techniques provides state of the art care for patients with cardiac and chest diseases. These techniques include minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS), video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE), hybrid surgery procedures and robotic assisted surgical procedures.

Minimally invasive surgery uses all our technology and surgical skills to create the smallest incisions possible without compromising outcomes or results as an open approach. Other benefits include:s.

Other benefits include:

» Smaller incisions
» Non-sternotomy approaches
» Less chest wall trauma and stress
» Quicker recovery time
» Less scaring
» Less complications
» Less blood loss





Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
445 Lenox Road, Hospital Building, 8th Floor
Tel: 718-270-1981 | Fax: 718-270-3843
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