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Minimally Invasive, Robotic Heart Surgery

Saqib Masroor, MD, MHS, FACC

Saqib Masroor, MD, MHS, FACC

Has your cardiologist told you that you need heart surgery? Consider The University of Toledo Medical Center, the region’s leader in minimally invasive, robotic heart surgery. This specialized program at UTMC is led by Dr. Saqib Masroor, a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who is fellowship trained in robotic surgery with more than 15 years of experience.

What is the difference between robotic surgery and traditional open heart surgery?

Traditional heart surgery often involves cutting across the breastbone to get to the heart. In minimally invasive, robotic heart surgery, surgeons make very small incisions in the chest without cutting the breastbone. Our surgeons use a camera and robotic-assisted instruments to perform routine or complex procedures like:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafts
  • Valve repair or replacement
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation or AFIB

What are the advantages of robotic heart surgery?

  • No cutting of the ribs or breastbone (sternum)
  • Fewer complications, with fewer transfusions and less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain and decreased need for pain medication
  • Smaller scars with quicker healing
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities

Who is a candidate for robotic heart surgery?

Each patient is evaluated on a case-by-case basis since each person handles surgery differently. Their outcomes can depend on a number of health-related factors.

To find out if you are a candidate for minimally invasive, robotic heart surgery at The University of Toledo Medical Center, call 419.383.4YOU(4968) for an appointment.

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Last Updated: 6/27/22