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In today’s stock-still lifestyle, heart diseases are becoming extremely common among people of all age groups. Furthermore, strokes can be attributed to chronically poor eating habits. But every cloud has a silver lining. Making certain changes to the lifestyle, such as following a regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet plan can significantly lower the risk of developing a heart ailment. Here's where Fortis International Care Hospitals can help make a difference. Being one of the best surgery hospitals in Bangalore, Fortis offers comprehensive cardiac care to its patients.

Fortis International Care Hospitals specializes in all streams that involves cardiac surgery and is world renowned for its cutting-edge infrastructure and medical advancement. It has successfully carved a niche in addressing Aortic Valve replacements in adults. With highly qualified and trained experts, we diagnose and surgically restore, repair or replace heart using the most-recent technology. Having said that, it allows our cardio surgeons to perform surgical interventions in the most unprecedented ways that offer patients lesser pain, quick recovery and shorter hospital stays.

Our surgeons treat a wide range of heart-related diseases including:

Keyhole Bypass Surgery

Minimally invasive heart surgery (also known as keyhole surgery) is when an operation is performed on or inside the heart with the aid of small incisions. Here, the surgeon makes utmost use of surgical instruments.

Who fits as a candidate for Keyhole Bypass Surgery?

There are various ways to reach the heart for surgery. Doctors at Fortis International Care Hospitals always try to do the smallest incision to provide the safest and successful surgery. The surgical team will carefully weigh the pros and cons for minimally invasive techniques with those of traditional surgery techniques. This depends on a lot of factors- the type of heart disease, how severe it is, your age, medical history and lifestyle, to name a few. Based on these, your surgeon will decide the best approach.

What is Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery all about?

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery is relatively a newer form of heart transplant surgery in India. The surgeons approach the heart through the side of the left chest through a small incision. The chest is entered between the ribs without affecting or cutting any bones and by splitting the muscle. The operation is performed using all arteries or veins that are removed from the leg. Some of the advantages that this surgery holds are:

  • First and foremost, this works fine in reducing pain, letting you get back to the normal routine life.
  • Blood loss is almost negligible eliminating blood transfusion and blood borne infection.
  • The incisions is extremely cosmetic and it measures up to 2-3 inches which makes it practically impossible to understand that an operation has been performed.
  • Unlike traditional heart surgeries, this procedure lasts only 4 days.

Minimal Access Aortic arch replacement

For Aortic arch replacement, minimal invasive practice is performed. Median sternotomy is still considered to be the standard approach for aortic arch surgery. This is done by replacing the portion of the aorta that is diseased with a tubular Dacron graft of synthetic material. A patient with a bicuspid aortic valve and thoracic aortic aneurysm would expect no blood transfusion, lesser hospital stays and better cosmesis.

Permanent pacemaker insertion

This is a minimally invasive procedure. Access to the heart chambers is attained under local anesthesia, most commonly via the subclavian vein, the cephalic vein, or the internal jugular vein or the femoral vein. This is performed in a cardiac catheterization laboratory or in an operating room and it is typically placed in the infraclavicular region. With highly skilled cardiac specialists in India, advanced technology and progressive techniques, Fortis International Care Hospital performs the surgery very carefully, making it one of the best hospitals across the complete spectrum of adult cardiac care.



Dr. Vivek Jawali

Chief of Cardio Vascular Sciences

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