Types of Heart Surgeries
Heart surgery is any procedure involving the repair of the heart, valves, and arteries. It can be open (traditional) or minimally invasive.
Open heart surgery is performed by making an incision in the chest to allow the surgeon to access the heart. A heart-lung bypass machine is then connected which performs the work of the heart and lungs during the surgery.
Minimally invasive surgeries use advanced robotic tools and require smaller incisions. This allows for faster healing and recovery.
Heart surgeries at Kettering Health include the following:
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
- Mitral Valve Surgery
- TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)
Our team was among the first in western Ohio to perform innovative procedures such as mitral valve surgery. Today, we continue to lead the way, using the latest procedures to give patients the best in care.