Heart & Vascular

da Vinci® Cardiac Surgery

When you need surgery for a cardiac condition, you may dread the consequences of traditional open procedures—the large incision, the cracked open chest, the spread ribs—but now there is a new minimally invasive, closed chest option.

Carilion Clinic's skilled team of cardiac surgeons performs complex procedures using the da Vinci® system with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Because your surgeon performs da Vinci® Surgery through a few small minimally invasive incisions between your ribs, splitting your breastbone and ribcage is avoided.

Compared to traditional open surgery, da Vinci® Cardiac Surgery offers you the following potential benefits:

  • Lower risk of a major cardiac event the first year after surgery
  • Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
  • Less time in intensive care
  • Lower rate of major complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities