Robotic Septal Resection

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.

To learn more about Dr. Molloy and his team’s approach to septal resection/myectomy, or to get a second opinion about your options, call us at 503-261-4430.

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