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When was minimally invasive heart surgery performed first?

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Dr. Randy Kiewe
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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 centre in germany.

In brief: 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 centre in germany.
Dr. Randy Kiewe
Dr. Randy Kiewe
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 1994

The first midcab (single vessel bypass thru a 3 inch incision between the ribs on left side while the heart still beats was by dr coulson in 1994.
The first use of heart port system which lets you stop the heart with the heart lung machine was by drs sterman and stevens in 1995. This system allowed you to do more than one bypass and also do mitral valve surgery.

In brief: 1994

The first midcab (single vessel bypass thru a 3 inch incision between the ribs on left side while the heart still beats was by dr coulson in 1994.
The first use of heart port system which lets you stop the heart with the heart lung machine was by drs sterman and stevens in 1995. This system allowed you to do more than one bypass and also do mitral valve surgery.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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