Minimally invasive congenital cardiac surgery
In our department, we have conducted a pediatric congenital heart disease surgery and adult congenital heart disease surgery.
In the pediatric cardiovascular surgery, in safety first, we are the surgery to minimize the burden on the children (MICS, Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular Surgery).
Specifically, if catheterization treatment is unsuitable for children, for atrial septal defect (ASD), we do the surgery in the middle of the chest skin incision only about 6% of the length of the height (If the child's height is 100cm, it is 6cm), without other sites incision (groin, neck etc.).Generally, using the clinical path, children are discharged from the hospital in four days.
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is, if it is too thick catheter therapy is unsuitable, by only very small incision (about 1.5cm) of the left chest, a hole of 2 to 4 locations only, and a combination of thoracoscope, closed. Usually, children were discharged from the hospital in the next day because the chest did not cut large. Even if children are grown, they have no deformation of the thorax and wound do not stand out.
Adult congenital heart disease is a group of diseases that must be carried out treatment under close cooperation of adult cardiovascular surgeons and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons.
Always in our department, we are doing the medical care as a team. Even for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter that are often complicated in adult congenital heart disease, aggressively incorporating the Maze procedure, we will have made a better treatment.