Apollo Hospitals

What is MICS?

Heart problems – if ignored – may result in a heart attack or heart failure and they can be fatal if not treated. This is why, when it is not possible to correct heart-related problems through medicines, heart surgery remains the only option and should be opted for without much delay.Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery is the latest technique to do heart surgeries.As the name suggests, it is minimally invasive – means just a couple of specialized instrument and camera are inserted in the chest through small holes of the size of keyholes. In some cases, the heart and lungs are bypassed while carrying out the surgery. MICS is very useful for a variety of heart problems. And for many heart problems, MICS gives more convenience and effectiveness to the surgeons.


Heal Faster Hurt Less | MICS with plenty of Advantages

Faster recovery

Less injury to tissue and less blood loss

Lower Risk of infection

Reduced pain and trauma

Shorter hospitalization

Small scar

Types of MICS

Depending on the type of heart problem, the experts can suggest which type of heart surgery should be performed. These are the problems for which usually the MICS is advised.

1. Mitral Valve Repair/ Replacement

2. Tricuspid Valve Repair/ Replacement

3. Atrial Septal Defect Treatment

4. Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Treatment

5. Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation

6. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

7. Removal of Some Cardiac Tumours

Benefits of MICS

The biggest benefit of the Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery is – minimal damage to the breastbone. This means less damage to bones & tissues; and less time for recovery after surgery. These are some of the benefits that Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery offers to the patients…

  • Less scarring on chest compared to Open Heart Surgery
  • Less/ no risk to the breast bone and ribs
  • Reduced risk of infection due to minimal invasion
  • Less blood loss while performing the surgery
  • Less pain and faster recovery post-surgery
  • Reduced need for ICU/ hospital stay
  • Fewer physical restrictions such as driving/ lifting objects

Apart from the patient, the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries also give certain benefits to the surgeons who are performing heart surgery.

  • Less complexity of entire surgery
  • Less bleeding and infection risk
  • Better view of the heart through camera
  • Possibility of robotic assistance

Risks of MICS

Any surgery has its own risks and challenges, the same is true for MICS. But compared to the open heart surgeries, they are generally less risky. Here are some of the potential risks that MICS might pose.

  • Bleeding while performing surgery
  • Irregular beating of heart
  • Infection in heart tissue/ surrounding tissue
  • Chances of patient having stroke
  • Possibility of heart attack

Recovery Post MICS

After the heart surgery using MICS, the patient is kept under clinical observation in ICU. This is important to reduce risk of sudden heart attack and chances of infection. Once the surgeon is convinced that the patient is stable and recovering well, the patient is shifted to the regular hospital room. How long this phase may last, depends on the complexity of the heart problem and MICS. Further course of recovery is planned meticulously by the team of expert doctors.

Eligibility for MICS

Though MICS offers amazing benefits to the patients and doctors as well – sometimes because of the patient condition and complexity of the heart problem, the MICS can not be used for surgery. To decide if MICS can be used for certain situation, the experts need to examine the patient from many different aspects. Some of the most important factors are – medical history, physical test reports, pathology, radiology, BMI profile, and so on…

MICS Cost in India

The Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Cost depends on the complexity of the operation to be performed and also the specialized equipment required to perform that. A patient can inquire about the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Cost with the expert doctors or relevant authority from Apollo Hospitals.

Team of Heart Specialists

Undoubtedly, Apollo Hospitals has the best cardiac surgeon in Ahmedabad and also the best cardiologist in Ahmedabad. Our team of experts led by Dr. Sudhir Adalti – performs the most complex MICS procedures with utmost care and precision.

Meet the expert

Dr. Sudhir Adalti is the Senior Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon at Apollo Hospitals. Dr. Sudhir has an illustrious career as a Heart Specialist. He has an extensive experience of serving people in Australia and New Zealand, along with India. He has received M. Ch. (Master of Surgery) from Sir J J Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India.and then trained in MICS at GCC – Auckland, New Zealand and The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane, Australia. He is considered to be amongst the best heart surgeon in Ahmedabad and India.

Why Apollo Hospitals is the Best for MICS?

The two main aspects of MICS are – team of expert surgeons and infrastructure. And in both the aspects – Apollo Hospitals is undoubtedly the best heart hospital in Ahmedabad, offering the best Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery in Ahmedabad. we offer both complex and multivessel MICS (multiple or more than one bypasses) to our patients. The Apollo Cardiac Centre of Excellence is equipped with the sophisticated Cath Lab; latest surgical equipment and devices; and laser/ ultrasound techniques. The Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals is considered to be among the largest and the most prestigious heart hospitals in India.


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