Robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery

Less Invasive Open Heart Surgery


When facing the decision to have open heart surgery, not everyone is comfortable with the idea of using a robotic device. In the hands of skilled cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Miguel Gomez, the apparatus is an advanced tool that helps patients recover more quickly and safely. As an already accomplished traditional cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Gomez sought additional educational and hands-on experience, ahead of his peers, to better understand robotic surgery. Through experience, he quickly learned that his patients experienced far less trauma and recovered more rapidly and more safely using this minimally invasive technique. As founder of The International Robotic Surgery Center for the Heart and Chest in Houston, Texas, Dr. Gomez is one of the world’s foremost experts in robotic cardiothoracic surgery.

The benefits of robotic surgery are well documented. Surgeons no longer need to perform highly invasive procedures that “open” the body. Robotic arms and hands are quite small and can enter through one-or-two inch incisions as surgeons sit at a console, looking into a screen that gives them an enhanced view of the area where they are working. With sensitive controls, they manipulate the robotic arms to perform precise surgical procedures. If you are facing the decision to undergo open heart surgery with the less invasive robotic cardiothoracic surgery option, you can expect:

  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities

Here are some of the successful robotic-assisted surgeries performed by Dr. Gomez: