Daily Archives: March 1, 2011

Successful Robotic Heart Surgery

This was first posted last September, but in case you missed it, you may want to check it out.  Do you know anyone who would want to know about this?

I came across this information while I was looking for something for ‘Success After Sixty’ Tuesday.  Well, if you or someone you know has an interest in an alternative to open-heart surgery, read on and check out the video.

This is from the University of Maryland’s website:

Ronald Bress became the first person in the world to undergo a robot-assisted triple bypass using an advanced, minimally invasive heart-lung machine on March 31, 2009.

Bress, from Cheektowaga, New York — a small town near Buffalo — left the hospital four days later and was able to fly home just nine days later. He learned about this innovative surgical option from the UMMC web site, as he was searching for an alternative to the open heart surgery his doctors were recommending.

Hear what Ronald has to say about the UMMC web site and his surgeon, Johannes Bonatti, M.D., a cardiac surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center and professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine — the man responsible for performing the pioneering surgery.