Robotic and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

At Yale New Haven Hospital our cardiac surgeons specialize in robotic-assisted and minimally invasive heart surgery. They use the latest advances and techniques to surgically treat cardiac disease through smaller incisions.

Minimally invasive and robotic heart surgery techniques offer several advantages compared to open-chest procedures, including:

  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring after surgery
Our surgeons routinely perform less invasive heart operations that include:
  • Aortic stent graft repair
  • Hybrid coronary revascularization
  • Mini aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Right thoracotomy mitral valve repairs
  • Mini maze radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB)
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve repair and replacement
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacment (TAVR)