Traditional heart and open chest procedures such as bypass surgery, Heller myotomy and thymectomy, often have limitations that can inflict further trauma to the body and produce longer recovery times.
Dr. Miguel Gomez, chairman of the department of surgery at Methodist Hospital and founder of International Robotic Surgery Center for the Heart and Chest in Houston, Texas, is one of a handful of surgeons in the world who has mastered performing procedures like these using state-of-the-art robotic technology that leaves the patient with only a few small incisions and much shorter recovery times.
Due to Dr. Gomez's extensive experience in both traditional and robotic cardiothoracic surgery, patients and their families travel from all over the USA and other countries to have Dr. Gomez perform robotic bypass and minimally invasive procedures like aortic valve and mitral valve surgery as well as surgeries to treat the symptoms of myasthenia gravis and achalasia. In order to alleviate the complexities of planning surgery, travel and accommodations are fully managed by Methodist West Houston Hospital, the medical facility where all procedures are performed.
If you or someone you love is a candidate for cardiothoracic surgery, please read further about this advanced surgery technique or make an appointment by contacting us at 832.260.0500
Dr. Miguel Gomez guest hosts the Methodist Health Hour on KSEV Radio – 700 AM / Date: February 4, From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Dr. Miguel Gomez is a leader in robotic-assisted cardiothoracic surgery. His credentials include: