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[SEP. 2023] Bucheon Sejong Hospital Successfully Completes Heart Mitral Valve Surgery ...

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Bucheon Sejong Hospital Successfully Completes Heart Mitral Valve Surgery using Single-Port Minimally Invasive Approach

 

Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department at Bucheon Sejong Hospital,

Dr. Lee Hee-moon (second from the left) performs heart mitral valve surgery using the single-port minimally invasive approach.

 

Recently, Bucheon Sejong Hospital (CEO Park Jin-sik) successfully completed a hear mitral valve surgery using the single-port minimally invasive approach.

 

According to Bucheon Sejong Hospital, the single-port heart surgery is a minimally invasive surgical method performed through a single incision using endoscopy and instruments. It offers excellent cosmetic results, especially for women, as the incision is made along the natural folds below the chest, allowing the scar to be concealed even after surgery. It also reduces the likelihood of major side effects such as intercostal neuralgia.

 

Heart surgery typically involves complex procedures, including the insertion of artificial heart-lung devices, heart retractors, and steps for cardiac arrest. Even when applying the minimally invasive approach, it is common to have 3 to 4 incisions for surgery, due to the complexity of procedures such as inserting artificial valves or performing annuloplasty.

 

While the single-port surgical technique has been widely used in abdominal and thoracic surgeries, it has rarely been applied to the more intricate mitral valve surgeries, given their complexity. However, the specialized Bucheon Sejong Hospital's heart surgery team, with decades of experience, overcame this challenge. The surgery was led by Dr. Lee Hee-moon (Director of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Department), one of the few experts in the country skilled in left ventricular assist device insertion.

 

 

Dr. Lee stated, "By utilizing 3D endoscopy and thoracoscopy-assisted robots, we were able to apply the single-port minimally invasive approach to mitral valve surgery with successful outcomes. This approach can also be used for tricuspid valve repair, cardiac tumors (pericardial cysts), atrial septal defects, and other surgeries." He added, "The single-port heart surgery results in smaller scars and less pain, leading to faster patient recovery, quicker return to daily life, higher satisfaction, and improved quality of life."

 

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