Adventist Medical Center is one of only two accredited chest
pain centers in Oregon. Our Northwest Regional Heart Center
provides "Care you can have faith in."
In some cases, minimally invasive
valve surgery can be done using a robot.
Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery is
also applicable to many cardiac operations including
mitral valve disease,
atrial fibrillation ablation surgery, septal defect closures
and removal of cardiac tumors. With robotic-assisted
surgery, the surgeon sits at a control console with 3 robotic
arms, a special vision system, and instruments. The surgeon's
natural hand and wrist movements are translated by a computer to
instruments that have been placed inside the patient's chest
through small incisions. The robot's controls can read even the
tiniest of movements the surgeon makes.
Your surgeon will review your diagnostic tests and
determine if you are a candidate for this type of
See Dr. Tom
Molloy discuss the benefits of robotic-assisted heart surgery on
Greater Portland Today.