Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

The UF Health Heart Surgery Program at Halifax Health is the only heart program in East Central Florida that is actively performing minimally invasive cardiac surgery. 

UF Health board certified and fellowship trained cardiothoracic surgeons, Sohit Khanna, MD, and Cary Meyers, MD, perform a variety of minimally invasive cardiac procedures that benefit patients tremendously. During these procedures, small incisions are made on the side of the chest and our surgeons operate between the ribs, rather than traditional open heart surgery when the surgeons have to open the sternum / chest. This technique results in less scarring, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery for patients.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery that is performed the most at Halifax Health:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement 
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement 

Other types of minimally invasive cardiac surgeries:

  • Minimally invasive atrial septal defect (ASD) repair
  • Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Minimally invasive intracardiac tumor resection
  • Minimally invasive tricuspid valve repair and replacement 

Your heart is in our best interest at Halifax Health. We continuously look for ways to make improvements and provide additional options that will benefit our patients. Building this relationship with UF Health Heart & Vascular Surgery changes the playing field for heart and vascular surgery in Volusia and neighboring counties. You now have better options available to you, including off-pump heart bypass surgery, robotic lung surgery, and minimally invasive heart valve surgeries, just minutes down the road. 

To make an appointment, please call 386.226.2662


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