Department of Anesthesiology

You are here

Robotic Cardiac Surgery Part I: Anesthetic Considerations in Totally Endoscopic Robotic Cardiac Surgery (TERCS).

TitleRobotic Cardiac Surgery Part I: Anesthetic Considerations in Totally Endoscopic Robotic Cardiac Surgery (TERCS).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsFitzgerald MM, Bhatt HV, Schuessler ME, T Guy S, Ivascu NS, Evans AS, Ramakrishna H
JournalJ Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
Date Published2019 Feb 27
ISSN1532-8422
Abstract

The application and evolution of total endoscopic robotic cardiac surgery (TERCS) has become greater as institutions and surgeons become more comfortable with robotic technology. Over the years many improvements have been made to facilitate technically challenging cardiac procedures using robotics and increase overall survival and quality of life for these patients. However, a dedicated multidisciplinary approach led by a core group of clinicians is necessary for good patient experience and outcomes. In addition, good communication and performance improvement measures with attention to detailed perioperative management are essential to a successful robotic cardiac program.

DOI10.1053/j.jvca.2019.02.039
Alternate JournalJ. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth.
PubMed ID30930139