We know how scary it is to be told that you need heart surgery. We want you to know you have options.
Whenever possible, we perform minimally invasive heart surgery because it gives you the best results and fastest recovery time. Our goal is the same as yours, getting you back to enjoying your life again with improved health and quality of life, as soon as possible.
Before any heart surgery, consult with a heart surgeon that has experience in BOTH minimally invasive heart surgery and open chest surgery, so you can make an informed decision. You deserve to know your options.
Minimally Invasive… A Better Way To Perform Heart Surgery
Heart surgery has evolved. At Valley Cardiac Surgery we evaluate each of our patients to determine if they are a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery instead of the traditional, open chest procedures. Why? Because it is a less traumatic option for many of our patients. The recovery for minimally invasive heart surgery is about 2 weeks, the scars are minimal too.
Heart surgery is scary enough without the trauma to your body of having your chest cracked open Your body requires three to six months of recovery to heal from open heart surgery. You’ll have a large scar to remind you of the experience every time you take a shower or look in the mirror.
Minimally invasive heart surgery, on the other hand, is less traumatic, you have a shorter hospital stay, you heal faster and you live with small scars. Most people will have a hard time believing that you recently had open heart surgery.
Currently performing advanced, minimally invasive heart surgery procedures
OUR DEDICATION TO EDUCATING HEART SURGEONS AROUND THE WORLD
AIMHS is non-profit organization created to educate professionals and the public. Our mission is to educate as many clinicians as possible and hopefully inform every heart surgery patient in the world that they are most likely are candidates for minimally invasive open heart surgery.
At present we are doing successfully valve repair/replacement, coronary artery bypass (CABG), valve CABG, congenital heart surgery, left ventricle assist devices (LVADs) and multiple other open heart surgeries minimally invasive, meaning…without splitting the breast bone at all.
Although it is technically a bit difficult, it is absolutely doable safely and successfully.
Our goal is to work with the device industry to develop the next generation of better instruments and with surgeons to be trained for advancement in open heart surgery.
We have seen in our daily practice, the physical, psychological and financial benefits to our patients and we want these benefits to be wide spread and wholesome for every patient nationally and internationally.