Question: I have heard there are robots that can do heart surgery for rhythm disturbances. Is it safe and how do I know if I am a candidate for this?
Answer:Well I think one of the exciting new things about cardiology and cardiac surgery is the new technology and new innovations. And robotic surgery and robotic interventions are currently one of those new exciting technologies.
Now robots have been used for two implications one from the inside of the heart and one from the outside of the heart.
But at the present time it's still too early to tell really how effective they are going to be in the long run.
What we like to do actually is do the same thing as the robots only without the robots. So we think it's more appropriate this time to offer minimally evasive techniques whether it's only cardiology or cardiac surgery or both half cardiology and half cardiac surgery in the same patient.