The Complex Story of Pain with Less Invasive Surgery

It is self-evident that less invasive surgery reduces trauma to the body’s tissues compared to conventional open chest surgery. Tissue damage is what triggers pain as patients recover from surgery, so it logically follows that less invasive techniques reduce pain. Published results about less invasive surgery in every field – cardiac, thoracic, general surgery, urology, […]

Leading a Surgical Team Through Crisis

Heart surgery programs have their ups and downs. An “up” is the indescribable thrill when cases are coming out of the OR with no complications, require no blood products for bleeding and get out of the hospital quickly. A “down” is the times that patients get into complications. Even top performing programs have a rate […]