Return to Your Normal Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

A Safer Approach to Cardiac Surgery

Minimally invasive cardiac procedures have faster recovery times and lower the chance of complications compared to traditional cardiac surgery methods. Learn more about the advanced minimally invasive procedures offered at the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Innovative Procedures

We lead other institutions in providing advanced minimally invasive cardiac procedures that provide safe and effective treatment for patients diagnosed with heart conditions.

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Experienced Surgeons

Our cardiac surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive surgery methods and all types of heart conditions and defects.

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Care for All Patients

Traditional open heart surgery can lead to more complications for high-risk patients. We specialize in providing treatment for high-risk patients through minimally invasive procedures.

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Benefits of
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

  1. Less Pain

    Minimally invasive cardiac surgery involves creating a small opening into the chest which causes less trauma to the body compared to traditional cardiac procedures.

  2. Lower Risk of Infection

    Due to the smaller incisions there is a reduced risk of infection after surgery compared to more invasive approaches.

  3. Short Recovery Time

    Patients who undergo minimally invasive cardiac surgery tend to recover faster and get back to their normal lives following their procedure.

  4. Smaller Incision and Scar

    Average incisions during minimally invasive cardiac procedures measure about 3 to 4 inches compared to 8 to 10 sternotomy incisions. This means less scarring for patients following the surgery.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Cardiology Surgical Procedures

  • Surgical Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair or Replacement

Conditions We Treat

Learn more about the conditions our cardiac surgeons treat at Johns Hopkins

Meet Our Experts

Our world-renowned minimally-invasive cardiac surgeons provide comprehensive care for all patients.

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