Considering a Robotically Assisted Approach for Heart Surgery? What Should You Ask Your Surgeon?
July 25, 2023
Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute
Robotic heart surgery sounds like a thing of the future. It is important to know that your surgeon is still the one performing the surgery and he or she is using the robot as a tool. As you might imagine, this requires your surgeon to have a specific set of skills. Dr. Marc Gillinov, Chair of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, answers some common questions about training that surgeons receive and questions you should ask your surgeon if you are considering a robotically assisted approach for heart surgery.