Two Hearts Saved
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
Your surgeon will review your diagnostic tests and
determine if you are a candidate for this type of