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Cardiac Surgery


When your doctor recommends cardiac surgery, you may feel anxious or intimidated. At Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Sacramento, you can have peace of mind with minimally invasive robotic surgery for even the most complex cardiac conditions, including advanced mitral disease and atrial septal defect.

Dignity Health Heart and Vascular Institute has performed more than 400 cardiac daVinci procedures.

How Does Robotic Cardiac Surgery Differ from Traditional Surgery?

Traditional cardiac surgery may bring an increased risk of infection and a long recovery period, as well as pain and trauma. Using the da VinciĀ® Surgical System, Dignity Health's specially trained robotic surgeons can operate through just a few tiny, dime-size incisionsā€”minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery. With the help of surgical instruments and 3-D images, your surgeon can work with much more precision and control than is possible with open surgery.

Why Choose Dignity Health for Robotic Cardiac Surgery?

When you choose Dignity Health Sacramento, your cardiac treatment is in the hands of expert surgeons. Mercy General Hospital is recognized as a Top 100 Hospital for Cardiac Care and one of America's Top 50 hospitals for cardiac surgery.

Our minimally invasive, robotic surgery techniques, including robotic valve surgery, offer cardiac patients a number of benefits, including:

  • Lower risk of major cardiac event during first year after surgery
  • High likelihood of your mitral valve being repaired versus replaced
  • Potential for a better clinical outcome
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery
  • Less blood loss, pain and scarring
  • Less risk of infection and post-operative complications

See a Cardiac Surgical Specialist

You may be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic cardiac surgery. For a referral to a Dignity Health specialist, please call 866.497.9617.