da Vinci® Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
da Vinci® minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery for heart procedures
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat a cardiac condition such as severe coronary artery disease (CAD) to ease your symptoms and reduce your risk of a heart attack, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci heart surgery. This revolutionary robotic system enables surgeons to operate with 3D-high definition vision and unmatched precision and control.
Experience the Benefits of Robotic Heart Surgery
Traditionally, open heart surgery requires a sternotomy, which requires the doctor to cut through the breastbone through an 8-to-10 inch incision and spread the patient’s ribs to gain access the heart.
With da Vinci heart surgery, the robotic heart surgeons at Methodist Health System can avoid the risks and complications associated with a sternotomy by making small incisions made between the ribs. da Vinci robotic heart surgery also avoids the need for a heart-lung machine and its potential risks and complications.
There are several other potential benefits of da Vinci coronary artery bypass surgery over traditional open heart surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of infection
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is patient-and procedure specific.
Learn More About da Vinci Heart Surgery
For more information about our minimally invasive robotic heart surgery, please contact us:
Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center: 214-947-0000
Methodist Richardson Medical Center: 972-4-DR-LINE
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals