Saygın Klinik

Robotic & Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

We always aim to apply robotic or minimally invasive surgeries on our patients who apply to our clinic, have heart problems, and have occlusions, insufficiency, and stenosis, whether in the heart valve or in the heart vessels. In the old techniques, while the sternum was cut from the middle with a saw and the chest was opened completely, we now perform applications that are less bloody, less risky, easier to discharge from our patients, the intensive care follow up  is more comfortable, but requires much more experience and expertise. We insert robotic and thoracoscopic arms around the heart by making small holes in the chest area at 3-4 different points, which we call the thorax. Also, while our patient is under general anesthesia, we insert pipes of different diameters into the veins from the groin region or the arm arteries, which provide the circulation of the heart or the body.

Two different techniques can be applied :  the heart may stopped or the heart may beat during surgery. We can carry out the new “bridge piping” process, which we call bypass to all the occluded vessels of the heart,  installations that will bring new clean  blood.

The scar is almost not visible after the procedure.  Although the application requires very high experience and very high expertise of the  surgeon, it is really a great blessing for the comfort of our patients.

After the treatment application, our patients usually stay in the intensive care unit for 1 day, and then after resting for 3-4 days in the service, we discharge our patients. Robotic systems have now replaced standard surgeries in cardiac surgery. The applications may take a little longer than standard surgeries, but some of our patients ask the following question at the discharge day: "Sir, did you really operate on us?  We don't even see any scars on our body" We try to convince our patients that they had the bypass or valve surgery.  It is of course understandible because most of our patients’ friends and relatives were operated on by conventional large incision technique, they are very enthusiastic about miniincision heart surgery. We are waiting for you all at the Saygin Clinic.

Especially recently, our patients have always been applying for robotic or minimally invasive heart surgery or heart valve surgery with small 8-10 cm incisions in the chest, but for this, we, as doctors, first need to thoroughly analyze whether our patient is suitable for this procedure. As in all vascular procedures, the suitability of the patient's anatomy is very important in cardiac surgery; the axis of the heart, the size of the heart, the force of contraction of the heart, although not decisive, are very important factors that we examine to help us make a decision.