(Media release from Harbin Clinic):
Harbin Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Ademola Adeseye recently performed the first robot-assisted cardiothoracic surgery at AdventHealth Redmond. This groundbreaking procedure provides patients with faster recovery time, reduced pain, and shorter hospital stays undergoing lung and chest surgery.
The minimally invasive procedure is conducted through small port incisions made in the chest wall. Miniature surgical instruments and a camera are inserted through those incisions. Dr. Adeseye sits at the surgeon’s console next to the patient and has a crystal-clear 3DHD view of the patient’s anatomy and the tools. The robotic instruments are controlled entirely by Dr. Adeseye’s hand motions at the console.
“The exact, real-time translation of ‘wrist-like’ movements allows for greater precision and a wider range of motion during the procedure,” explains Dr. Adeseye. “By inserting a small camera, we’re able to have a clear view of lung and esophagus conditions. We can treat mediastinal masses and perform procedures like lymph node dissection without causing major trauma to the patient.”
Due to the small incisions and minimally invasive nature of the procedure, patients can experience a faster recovery time and shorter stay in the hospital. Patients have also reported a quicker return to normal activities and decreased scarring.
“This technology is such a benefit to our patients. We’re able to quickly diagnose, treat and improve a situation while keeping our patient as healthy as possible. I’m honored to perform these operations for those in our care,” adds Dr. Adeseye.
Harbin Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgeons provide state-of-the-art surgical correction of cardiothoracic disorders. These experienced surgeons are leaders in many areas, including coronary bypass procedures, mitral valve repairs, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), surgical treatment for atrial fibrillation (MAZE procedure), thoracic surgery, pulmonary surgery, and esophageal surgery. To learn more, visit www.harbinclinic.com.