Robotic and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery: Expert Q&A

Using robotic devices, sophisticated thin instruments, miniature cameras and hybrid techniques, surgeons at UChicago Medicine are able to repair the heart without having to make a long incision and cut through the breastbone. This approach is only available at innovative and highly specialized cardiac centers. Dr. Husam Balkhy, a pioneer in the field will join the conversation to discuss the benefits of robotic and minimally invasive heart surgery. You’ll also hear from patients Lorenz Burkert who had a mitral valve repair in June 2020 and David Nicholson who had totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) surgery in February 2021.
Husam Balkhy MD

Husam Balkhy, MD

Husam H. Balkhy, MD, is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery. He specializes in the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac diseases, using robotic and less invasive techniques in order to reduce pain, disability, and recovery time.

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