At MountainView Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Associates, we are able to fit the surgical techniques to the patient. In addition to traditional surgery, we offer minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery.
Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
MountainView Hospital utilizes minimally invasive techniques for the repair and replacement of aortic and mitral heart valves. The many potential advantages of this approach include:
- Smaller incision
- Smaller scar
- Decreased pain
- Decreased risk of infection
- Decreased blood loss
- Decreased length-of-stay. The average recovery time after minimally invasive surgery is one to four weeks, while the average recovery time after traditional heart surgery is six to eight weeks. This means a quicker return to physical activities and driving for your patients.
- Minimally invasive valve surgery reduces or eliminates the need to divide the breastbone.
Robotic Thoracic Surgery
MountainView is the only hospital in Southern Nevada to offer robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. This minimally invasive option for lung cancer patients can result in less pain and scarring and a faster recovery.