Heart Surgery with Small Incision Performed for the First Time at AFSU

A successful heart surgery was performed with the Small Incision (Minimally Invasive) which is a surgical method performed using small incisions with the aim of causing minimal damage to body tissues.

The patient, who applied to AFSU Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic with the complaint of palpitation, was diagnosed with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), a condition of having a hole in the heart and between the auricles. As the hole was not suitable for closure and a leak was detected in the heart valve, the surgery was planned by AFSU Faculty of Medicine Dean and Head of Cardiovascular Surgery Department Prof. Dr. Necip Becit, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fehim Can Sevil and Assist. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Tort.

The operation was successfully completed with a small incision, a method applied for the first time in AFSU Health Application and Research Center Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic. The advantages of this method are shortened hospital stay, reduced risk of infection and bleeding, smaller scars due to smaller surgical incisions, and less pain compared to the sternum opening method, which is still used in most heart surgeries.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 October 2022