Introduction. History. How to set up a Minimally Invasive Program. Instrumentation and Operating Theatre Setup in MICS.Anaesthesia for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery. Surgical Access for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.The Aortic Valve. Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery through Mini Anterior Thoracotomy. Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement – Upper "J" Sternotomy. Sutureless Valves in the Setting of MICS AVR. Endoscopic Aortic Valve Surgery. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVI). Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Alternative Approaches for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The Mitral Valve. Alternative Approaches to the Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery. Robotic Mitral Valve Surgery. Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair: MitraClip. Minimally invasive Tricuspid Valve Surgery. Minimally Invasive Combined Heart Valve Surgery. The Coronaries. Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Robot Facilitated Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Anaortic Off-Pump Total Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Hybrid Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery. Minimally Invasive Atrial Ablation Surgery. Aortic Surgery.Minimally Invasive Hybrid Ascending Aortic Surgery. Endovascular and Hybrid Approaches for Distal Arch and Descending Thoracic Aorta. Minimally Invasive Heart Failure Surgery. Epilogue.
Minimally invasive cardiac surgery(MICS) is an integral component of every future cardiac surgeon’s training. There continues to be a growing global demand towards less invasive surgical techniques. Both cardiologist and cardiac surgeon form "heart teams" to provide patients with novel, minimally invasive procedures, with all their benefits.
Less invasive techniques are often complex and require special knowhow and skills. This book offers an innovative approach to learning, utilizing QR code technology, which refers the reader to essential audio-visual material, which, along with the didactic text, focuses on practical aspects of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. In modern Heart Teams, and with the advent of the hybrid era, surgeons will only be able to survive if they have state-of-the-art skills in less invasive technologies, which can be incorporated in the hybrid theatre and/or trans-catheter arena. This text accompanies the surgeon along this path, and provides clinical advice and practical solutions, beyond the necessary basic knowledge. Which courses to visit, which videos to watch, which centres to join for serious training? How best to exploit public and multimedia? How to consent a patient into a MICS procedure? How to set up a MICS program or practice? In the era of value driven outcomes, and a shift towards shorter and better patient journeys, MICS is a skill that no heart surgeon can be without.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: A Practical Guide is a teaching resource, reference book and manual written by surgeons who both operate and teach the procedures described within.
- Provides access to online resources via QR codes
- Includes links to videos and the e-version of the text
- Acts as a gateway to a huge choice of minimally invasive cardiac surgery materials
Professor Theo Kofidis is Head of the Department of Cardiac-, Thoracic- and Vascular Surgery, at the National University Hospital of Singapore, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, an expert minimally invasive heart surgeon and avid researcher. He is a renowned Cardiac Surgeon and strongly sought-for proctor and surgical teacher around the world. One of only 2 AATS members in SE Asia. He is Founder and Owner of the Company Kardia Pte Ltd, aiming at the development of disruptive heart valve- and minimally invasive heart surgery technology. He is Chairman of I.R.I.S. (Initiative for Research and Innovation in Surgery), has introduced various new technologies, and launched new types of less invasive surgery. Over the last 10 years in Singapore, he has established the most complete, pioneering and advanced Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery program in the region, and set up the most advanced hemodynamic research laboratory and Cardiovascular Surgical Research Group in Singapore, after winning numerous grants. His enthusiastic involvement in the field of Minimally Invasive cardiac surgery now encompasses a prototype simulation center in Minimally Invasive Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, featuring manual and digital surgical simulators, Virtual Reality and more, in a high-tech environment at NUS.
Professor Kofidis has trained in some of the world’s leading institutions (Rochester, NY/Texas Heart, Houston/Hannover Germany, Stanford, CA, USA). He is decorated with various international Awards and carries various offices and commitments internationally. He has lectured for the American Medical Association, the FDA, the Bill Gates Research Institute and more. As an academic teacher, proctor and Consultant for a number of companies in the field-related industry, he is holding events and workshops in various countries around the world, bringing Minimally Invasive knowhow to doctors and patients alike.
Professor Theo Kofidis lives in Singapore with his wife Persephone and daughter Danae, loves to fly airplanes, photograph, work out and read.