At Queen of the Valley, doctors back away from patient to guide a robot that performs open heart surgery

Robot Heart Surgery“The Queen uses a robot, controlled by a surgeon seated at a panel across the operating room from the patient, to offer a minimally invasive alternative.

Patients such as Straus and Bajakian are back on their feet within a day.

Straus was sent home from the hospital in less than two days. Bajakian was back home 24 hours after her surgery.

Dr. Ramzi Deeik performed both robot-assisted surgeries.

“Our emphasis is on minimum patient trauma,” the veteran heart surgeon said. ‘The robot allows us to do that.'”