Dr. Balkhy performing robotic heart surgery

Robotic Heart Surgery: Unparalleled Care for Cardiac Conditions

UChicago Medicine has the world-renowned robotic heart expertise you need. We treat a wide range of cardiac conditions with minimally invasive techniques for a faster recovery.

Over 10 Years of Proven Success with Robotic Cardiac Surgery

UChicago Medicine is home to the longest and most established minimally invasive cardiac surgery programs in Illinois. Our team has performed more than 1,600 robotic surgeries and offers a comprehensive range of robotic heart surgery options not available at most hospitals. Our minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery team is internationally recognized for our experience and innovative techniques.

By using robotic devices, sophisticated thin instruments and miniature cameras, we are able to repair the heart without needing to undergo open-chest procedures that cut through the breastbone and leave a long incision scar. Robotic heart surgery will result in a faster recovery, with less pain, and a quicker return to daily activities than open heart procedures.

Heart Conditions We Treat with Robotic Surgery

Common minimally invasive, robot-assisted cardiac procedures we perform include:

  • Single and multiple vessel coronary artery bypass surgery to improve blood flow to the heart and to reduce chest pain, a procedure known as totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB)
  • Heart valve repair or replacement surgery to restore valve function of the mitral valve, aortic valve and tricuspid valve
  • Hybrid surgery, or combined catheter and robot-assisted surgical ablation, to correct complex atrial fibrillation
  • Congenital heart surgery to repair atrial septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defects and more

The Benefits of Robotic Heart Surgery

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Nationally Ranked in Cardiology, Heart Surgery and Vascular Surgery

According to U.S. News and World Report, the University of Chicago Medicine's Heart and Vascular programs are among the best in the nation.

 

US News and World Report 2023-24 Badge for Heart and Vascular

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