Cardiac Surgery

Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Boston Medical Center's Department of Cardiac Surgery offers a wide range of minimally invasive treatment options. Although heart surgery often requires the chest to be opened with a large incision called a sternotomy, our surgeons can perform most procedures using small incisions. Working between the ribs, the heart is accessed via tiny cameras, wires, and catheters (thin tubes).

The advantages of minimally invasive procedures over traditional ones are generally shorter hospital stays and recovery times, smaller incisions and scars, less pain, and less risk for complications, infection, and bleeding. The minimally invasive cardiac procedures we offer are:

A highly specialized and expertly skilled group of cardiac surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and surgical nurses work together to ensure that you receive the treatment that's right for you and a patient experience that is the best in the New England region. Your care - the outcome as well as your experience staying with us - is our highest priority. Should you need our services, you will see why we are nationally recognized for our compassion and expertise.

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