The South’s leader in minimally invasive and robotic cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

Excision of Intracardiac Tumor

How Do You Remove An Intracardiac Tumor?

Primary tumors of the heart are rare. They are almost always benign and almost always occur in the left atrium. The danger to the patient primarily is the risk of embolization. A piece breaks off and moves to the brain causing a stroke, or of obstructing blood flow through the heart.

Almost all tumors are excised through a sternal splitting operation. Almost all intracardiac tumors can be removed with the da Vinci Robot. The operation is done just like a robot mitral valve repair through a tiny incision in the right chest. Recovery time is two weeks versus two months for a sternal approach. There are fewer transfusions, fewer infections, less pain and better cosmetic results.

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Our Services

At Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, P.C., we specialize in the surgical treatment of heart, lung/thoracic, and vascular diseases.

Providing a cutting edge approach with the highest quality of patient care.

Our Location

Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, P.C.

2871 Acton Road, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35243



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