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da Vinci® Coronary Revascularization (Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery)
Your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to treat severe coronary artery disease (CAD), ease your symptoms and reduce your risk of a heart attack.
If you have been told you need bypass artery surgery also known as coronary revascularization, ask your doctor about da Vinci® Surgery to treat CAD. da Vinci Surgery is performed minimally invasively through small incisions made between the ribs. This avoids the need for a sternotomy, its associated risks and complications. A sternotomy requires your doctor to cut through your breastbone through an 8 to 10 inch incision and spread your ribs to gain access your heart. da Vinci Surgery also avoids the need for a heart-lung machine and it's potential risks and complications. There are several other potential benefits of da Vinci Surgery over traditional open heart surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay 3
- Less pain and scarring 2
- Less risk of infection 2
- Less blood loss and need for blood transfusions 3
- Faster recovery 2
- Quicker return to normal activities 2
da Vinci Surgery is a breakthrough surgical system that enables surgeons to operate with unmatched precision, 3D-high definition vision and superior control. By overcoming the limitations of traditional open surgery, da Vinci Surgery is revolutionizing cardiac surgery.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is patient-and procedure specific.
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2. "How is Coronary Artery Disease Treated?” National Institutes of Health, www.nhibi.nih.gov , URL: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_Treatments.html
3. Poston RS, Tran R, Collins M, Reynolds M, Connerney I, Reicher B, Zimrin D, Griffith BP, Bartlett ST. Comparison of economic and patient outcomes with minimally invasive versus traditional off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting techniques. Ann Surg. 2008 Oct;248(4):638-46.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctor about da Vinci Surgery are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. All people depicted unless otherwise noted are models. © 2011 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site, InSite, TilePro and EndoWrist are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
*Compared to open surgery
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