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Minimally invasive thoracic surgery

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
See the surgeon: Sometimes a thoracic nerve is entrapped and can respond to local injection of steroid or anesthetic, but likely need an x-ray and exam to be sure it i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if qualified.: To get enrolled to any post graduate (pg) studies is very difficult, as india has thousands of highly qualified applicants for pg studies. If you ar ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A surgical specialty: Thoracic surgery is type of surgical specialty. Thoracic surgeons specialized in surgery of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other diseases of the ch ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Tons of people have had this procedure. It is rapidly becomung the standard of care in many cases.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Laparoscopic: Usually describes a small incision surgery with laparoscopic instruments and camera.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: One type of surgery has not replaced the standard, traditional, and well respected open surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is one good option f ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shayani
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, ty ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Minimaly invasive: It is actually minimaly invasive also called non invasive replacement of arthritic hip is done through a 3-5 inch incision instead of traditional 10- ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Smaller incisions: Instead of opening the chest widely, the heart is accessed through smaller incisions. This may result in a shorter recovery. Of course, having restric ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Smaller incision: Minimally invasive heart surgery uses special instruments, and sometimes a robot, to perform coronary artery bypass surgery or valve surgery using a s ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
A few variations: Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine. They ca ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Heart surgery: So-called minimally invasive heart surgery is used to treat coronary artery disease as well as valvular heart disease. Coronary artery bypass graft su ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Kiewe
26 years experience Cardiology
1998: In may 1998, dr. Friedrich-wilhelm mohr using the da vinci surgical system performed the first robotically assisted heart bypass at the leipzig heart ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
No: I believe you are asking if there is a separate surgical specialty for minimally invasive surgery, if so, the answer is no. Surgeons in different sub ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Mostly....: The biggest difference is usually the incision size, with minimally invasive being smaller and often avoiding opening the breastbone. The actual surg ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
Yes: This would be heart surgery performed without cutting through the sternum (breast bone) at the front of the chest.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
All the time: Most thoracic procedures are currently being done with vats.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Many: Complications of minimally invasive surgery include infection, bleeding, perforation, inflammation, etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
CAD: Coronary artery disease. It's used to bypass blocked arteries in the heart.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Some: Patients with limited disease burden.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthroscope: Hip arthroscopy done by a orthopedist that does this regularly can be very helpful.

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