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Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)

Understanding MICS

Neglecting heart issues can lead to critical conditions like heart attacks or heart failure, which can be life-threatening if left untreated. In situations where medication alone cannot resolve heart-related issues, heart surgery becomes a necessary and urgent option. This is where Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS), often synonymous with Keyhole Surgery, emerges as a cutting-edge technique in the realm of heart surgeries.

As its name suggests, MICS or Keyhole Surgery is characterised by its minimally invasive nature. This technique involves using a select number of specialised instruments and a camera, which are inserted into the chest via small incisions comparable in size to keyholes. In certain MICS procedures, it might also be necessary to temporarily bypass the heart and lungs. This approach is extremely advantageous for a variety of heart conditions, providing surgeons with a more convenient and effective method for treating diverse cardiac issues.

Advantages of Opting for MICS

Icon 1 Faster Recovery Times
Icon 2 Minimal Tissue Injury
Icon 3 Reduced Blood Loss
Icon 4 Lower Infection Risk
Icon 5 Enhanced Cosmetic Outcomes
Icon 6 Shorter Hospital Stays
Icon 7 Quicker Return to Daily Activities

Types of MICS Procedures Offered

HCG Hospitals offers a spectrum of MICS procedures, including:

  • Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair/Replacement
  • Treatment for Atrial Septal Defects and Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Maze Procedures for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Removal of Cardiac Tumors
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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

The primary advantage of Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery is the reduced impact on the breastbone, leading to less bone and tissue damage and a shorter recovery period post-surgery. Key benefits for patients undergoing Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery include:

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  • Minimized Chest Scarring: Compared to open heart surgery, MICS results in significantly smaller scars on the chest.
  • Lower Risk to Breastbone and Ribs: The technique involves minimal risk of damage to the breastbone and ribs.
  • Decreased Infection Risk: The minimally invasive nature of the procedure lowers the likelihood of postoperative infections.
  • Reduced Blood Loss: MICS typically involves less blood loss during the operation.
  • Quicker and Less Painful Recovery: Patients generally experience less pain post-surgery and recover faster.
  • Shorter ICU and Hospital Stays: There is often a reduced need for prolonged ICU or hospital stays after MICS.
  • Fewer Postoperative Restrictions: Patients face fewer limitations on activities like driving or lifting objects post-surgery.

MICS also offers distinct advantages to surgeons, including:

  • Simplified Surgical Procedure: The overall complexity of heart surgery is reduced with MICS.
  • Lower Risks of Bleeding and Infection: The procedure involves less risk of bleeding and infection.
  • Enhanced Visualization: Surgeons get a better view of the heart through advanced camera technology.
  • Potential for Robotic Assistance: MICS allows for the possibility of using robotic technology to aid in surgery.

Potential Risks Associated with MICS

While MICS (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery) is typically less risky than traditional open heart surgeries, like all surgical procedures, it still carries certain inherent risks and challenges. Some of the potential risks involved with MICS include:

  • Bleeding During Surgery: There is a risk of bleeding while performing the procedure, although this risk is generally lower than in traditional surgeries.
  • Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat): Patients may experience irregular heartbeats during or after the surgery.
  • Risk of Infection: There is a possibility of infection in the heart tissue or surrounding areas, although the minimally invasive approach reduces this risk.
  • Stroke Risk: Patients undergoing MICS may face a risk of stroke, as with any cardiac surgery.
  • Risk of Heart Attack: Although rare, there is a potential risk of a heart attack associated with the procedure.

Detailed Recovery Process Post-MICS

The post-operative phase following Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) is a vital aspect of the patient’s journey towards recovery. At HCG Hospitals, patients receive meticulous care in our state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit (ICU) immediately after surgery. This critical period involves close monitoring for any signs of complications. The duration of the ICU stay and subsequent hospitalization depends on the individual’s response to the surgery and the complexity of the procedure. Following ICU discharge, patients continue to receive specialized care, including pain management, physical therapy, and regular medical evaluations, to ensure a smooth and effective recovery.

Thorough Eligibility and Assessment for MICS

Before proceeding with MICS, patients undergo a thorough evaluation process at HCG Hospitals. This comprehensive assessment includes a detailed review of the patient’s medical history, physical examinations, and a series of diagnostic tests to ascertain the suitability of MICS. Factors such as the patient’s overall health, the nature and severity of the heart condition, and any existing medical conditions are carefully considered. Our dedicated team is committed to determining the safest and most effective surgical approach for each patient, ensuring that MICS is the best option for their specific cardiac needs.

MICS Cost Considerations at HCG Hospitals

The cost of undergoing MICS at HCG Hospitals is influenced by various factors, including the intricacy of the surgery and the patient’s specific health requirements. Given the personalized nature of each procedure, we encourage potential patients to engage in a detailed consultation with our team. This discussion will provide a clearer understanding of the financial aspects related to MICS, including the breakdown of costs and available payment options.

Expertise of Our Heart Specialists Team

HCG Hospitals takes pride in its team of heart specialists, comprising some of the most renowned cardiac surgeons with profound expertise in MICS. Our specialists are not only adept at performing advanced surgical procedures but are also committed to delivering personalized care. They work in tandem with a multidisciplinary team, including cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and nursing staff, to provide comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s unique health needs.

Meet Our Expert

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Dr. Brijmohan Singh

Dr. Brajmohan Singh is a distinguished Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon with over 13 years of expertise. His illustrious career has been marked by groundbreaking contributions in the field, notably in Atrial Myxoma and TAPVC procedures. With a commitment to advancing patient care and accessibility to cardiac surgery, Dr. Singh has conducted more than 3500 Adult Cardiac Surgeries since 2016. His focus on Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) exemplifies his dedication to innovation and excellence in healthcare. He currently serves as a Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon at HCG Hospitals, Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar.

Why Choosing HCG Hospitals for MICS?

Opting for MICS at HCG Hospitals means entrusting your heart care to a leading cardiac center renowned for its exceptional medical care and advanced technological capabilities. Our commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technology, coupled with the extensive expertise of our medical professionals, positions us to deliver the highest quality outcomes for our patients. We are dedicated to maintaining our reputation as a premier institution for cardiac care.

Contact Information and Making the Next Move

For further information about MICS at HCG Hospitals or to arrange a consultation, please reach out to us at [insert contact details]. Our team is prepared to guide you through every step of the process, from initial consultation to post-operative care, and will happily answer any questions you might have regarding MICS and its benefits.

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