Sarasota Memorial surgeons perform thousands of operations each year using state-of-the-art technology, including minimally invasive robotic techniques and "off pump bypass" heart procedures. Sarasota Memorial’s cardiovascular team offers the full spectrum of cardiothoracic and cardiovascular surgical services, including standard open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, endovascular procedures, as well as clinical research trials.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Also called robotic, endoscopic or laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgical tools and techniques are transforming the nation's operating rooms, allowing surgeons to perform a wide range of surgeries through small keyhole-size incisions that require only a stitch or two to close, versus larger incisions required by open surgery. Learn more>>>
Sarasota Memorial’s hybrid cardiac catheterization lab-surgical suite allows our interventional cardiologists and cardiac and vascular surgeons to perform advanced hybrid therapies – combinations of catheter-based, conventional, and less invasive surgical procedures – and improve care for heart patients who need multiple procedures as part of their treatment. Learn more>>>
Today, Sarasota Memorial is a leader in robotic-assisted cardiac procedures. With a dedicated robotic cardiovascular surgery suite, our cardiac surgeons are employing minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques in a range of cardiac and thoracic procedures, including: mitral valve repair, coronary artery bypass, repair of atrial septal defects, tricuspid valve repairs, thymectomy, lobectomy and VATS lung resection. Patients can return home from robotic-assisted cardiac surgery in just a few days and quickly resume normal activities. Learn More >>
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Although not a comprehensive list, below are some of the more common types of minimally invasive cardiac and cardiothoracic surgeries performed at Sarasota Memorial: