Minimally Invasive Surgeries in Los Angeles

Azmi Atiya MD is specialty trained in various types of minimally invasive surgery for diseases impacting the chest, heart, lungs, and esophagus. Unlike traditional surgical procedures such as open heart surgery, minimally invasive procedures will involve very small incision points. This surgical technique allows our cardiovascular surgeon to perform surgical procedures without having to break through the ribs or the breastplate to access the organs in the thoracic cavity.

Some of our minimally invasive surgery procedures include:

In most instances, patients will be able to return home shortly after a surgical procedure, sometimes as quickly as 2 to 5 days. To ensure optimal and swift recovery, all surgery patients will receive a follow-up assessment with our surgeon within 1 to 2 weeks immediately following discharge from the hospital.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Most patients prefer minimally invasive surgical procedures for obvious reasons: it is minimally invasive. There are countless benefits to this type of surgical technique – and many of these benefits are appealing to individuals suffering with minor to moderate heart, chest, esophagus, or lung diseases.

Benefits can include:

  • Less pain
  • Smaller incision points
  • Less scarring (or less noticeable)
  • Lower risk of infection, blood loss, or discomfort
  • Faster recovery time

Is minimally invasive surgery right for me?

Though most patients prefer to undergo minimally invasive surgery, it will not be suitable for every situation. To learn if you are an eligible candidate for minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery or minimally invasive thoracic surgery, we encourage you to speak with our Los Angeles cardiovascular surgeon today. We can discuss your family history and medical record to determine if a minimally invasive treatment would be most suitable for your current condition and future wellness.

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If you would like to learn more about minimally invasive surgery or if you would like a second opinion regarding the nature of your treatment, we would be happy to help. From a more traditional surgical approach to a minimally invasive procedure, we can discuss your various treatment options that can lead to a happier and heathier life.

Consultations can be scheduled any time during regular operating hours (Mon. – Fri., 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM). We can also be reached by email or by telephone at (818) 561-7429.


From an initial check-up to a second opinion, we look forward to serving you. You can reach us during regular visiting hours, or by phone or email.

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