Wockhardt hospital starts keyhole heart surgery clinic

May 8, 2019 0 By FM

Wockhardt Super Speciality Hospital, Mira Road has launched minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) centre, in Mumbai.

The MICS clinic will be run by Dr Manish Hinduja, Consultant Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgeon, trained in Ottawa, Canada.

MICS or keyhole heart surgery is performed through a small incision, often using specialized surgical instruments. The incision is about 6 to 8 centimetres instead of the 15 to 20 centimetres incision required for traditional surgery. Open heart surgery was the only option available for surgeries such as bypass grafting, heart valve repair or replacement, closure of holes in the heart etc until the advent of MICS, according to Dr Manish.

MICS does not require breast bone to be cut and overcomes the associated problems of pain and slow recovery. Heart attacks are responsible for 15.5% of all deaths in India and MICS CABG or keyhole bypass has emerged as an alternative to open surgery to patients suffering from coronary artery diseases.