Depending on your specific situation, septal resection/myectomy surgery can be performed with the assistance of the da Vinci robot. This minimally invasive approach uses small incisions in the chest instead of open-chest surgery.
Surgery is an effective treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). Minimally invasive septal resection/myectomy using takes that one step further and uses robotic assistance to provide:
- Much-improved surgical view than traditional open-heart surgery.
- More accurate and complete septal resection.
- Easy access to valve repair during the same surgery, if needed.
- Small incisions, which reduce the risk of infection and speed your recovery.
- No need to divide the sternum, reducing your pain and recovery time.
In addition to treating HOCM, robotic septal resection can be used for:
- Ventricular septal hypertrophy
- Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
- Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic septal obstruction
In the following video, Dr. Thomas Molloy gives you a firsthand view of how robotic-assisted septal resection is a safe and superior surgical solution for many patients.