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Photo of a robotic armThe Heart Hospital Baylor Plano takes its commitment to guest care to heart. Robotic surgeries allow The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to meld innovation with five-star guest care and comfort to provide our guests with advanced treatment.

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is not for everyone; there are times when traditional surgery is necessary. But for those guests who are candidates for robotic heart or chest surgery, there are many benefits. Traditional chest or heart surgery typically requires a long incision in the chest and often spreading of the ribcage to access internal organs. With robotic surgeries, the doctor only has to make four to five small incisions through which small robotic arms fitted with medical devices (and a tiny camera) are inserted. Sitting at a console and peering through a 3D camera, the physician guides the robotic arms and can see inside the body in minute detail. This degree of precision allows The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano to provide its guests with a new level of comfort during and following surgery.

The advantages of robotic chest and heart surgeries typically include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less (and smaller) scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activity
  • Fewer complications
  • ​Decreased risk of infection

For more information on robotic surgery, or to refer a patient for evaluation, call 469.814.3480 and request Robotics.

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