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Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Calgary's Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) program specializes in advanced heart surgeries through smaller incisions, promoting quicker recovery times

What is Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS)?

Conventional open-heart surgery requires your surgeon to access your heart by cutting through the sternum. Minimally invasive surgery is done through an incision between the ribs, often resulting in quicker recovery time.

About Calgary's MICS program

Dr. Andrew Maitland pioneered the minimally invasive cardiac surgery program within the University of Calgary's Department of Cardiac Sciences more than a decade ago. Now retired, he was a mentor whose legacy continues to inspire the team to master the advanced skills needed to perform these surgeries.

Today, the program involves five surgeons who offer a variety of minimally invasive surgeries, including mitral and aortic valve surgeries, coronary artery bypass and atrial septal defect closure.

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Meet our Surgeons

 

 

 

Dr. William Kent, Calgary Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. William Kent

Location
Room 880 – 1403 29 St NW
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T9

Contact
Phone 403.944.5480
Fax 403.355.4035

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Dr. Corey Adams, Calgary Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Corey Adams

Location
Room 880 – 1403 29 St NW
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T9

Contact
Phone 403.944.6557
Fax 403.944.4895

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Dr. Daniel Holloway, Calgary cardiac surgeon

Dr. Daniel Holloway

Location
Room 880 – 1403 29 St NW
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T9

Contact
Phone 403.944.5479
Fax 403.305.4035

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Dr. Holly Smith, Calgary cardiac surgeon

Dr. Holly Smith

Location
1403 29 St NW
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T9

Contact
Phone 403.944.3889
Fax 403.355.4035

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Dr. Ganesh Shanmugam

Location
Room 880 – 1403 29 St NW
Foothills Medical Centre
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T9

Contact
Phone 403.944.5479
Fax 403.305.4035

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CPSA profile


Latest News

Cardiac surgeons bring innovative technique to Calgary

Neochord device allows for less risky mitral valve repair

Fast track protocol improves outcomes for patients after minimally invasive valve surgery

Cardiac surgery resident Dr. Amy Brown presents protocol at the 2023 Canadian MICS Conference

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Being a MICS Patient

Heart surgery is a major life event that impacts you and your entire family. If your doctor thinks you may be eligible for minimally invasive cardiac surgery they will connect you to one of our surgeons. Learn more by selecting the topics below:

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Video

Learn what it's like to be a minimally invasive cardiac surgery patient in this video.

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Patient Education Booklet

This booklet provides information for patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery. You can download it below.

This resource is in the pilot phase. Please complete this survey to help us improve the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery patient education booklet.

Other  Resources

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Alberta Health Services – Calgary Cardiac Surgery

The location of your appointment will depend on your surgeon. Please confirm the location and your appointment at the same time. Please refer to the AHS website for parking details near the location of your appointment.

What to Bring

  • Photo ID
  • Health Care Card
  • List of Medications
  • Support Person

Recovering from surgery can be a challenge, but we have resources to make the journey smoother for you and your family. Learn what to expect after surgery by clicking on the links below.

Heart Surgery Guide
Heart Surgery Recovery Pathway

Attending rehabilitation after cardiac surgery is beneficial, and you will be referred to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at TotalCardiology. You can start this program within one month of surgery.

2023 Canadian MICS Conference in Calgary, Alberta

Clinicians referring a patient should use the Alberta Referral Directory and indicate your patient should be considered for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

Join our community of driven Cardiac Surgeons dedicated to advancing minimally invasive cardiac surgery through peer-to-peer learning. Our program offers observational training and mentorship in a collaborative environment, in both surgical techniques and building a MICS program.

More information coming soon

Connect, learn and grow with others interested in minimally invasive cardiac surgery at the next Canadian MICS Conference in Calgary.

Members of the Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery Program are committed to sharing their knowledge. View the link below for a presentation

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Are There any Benefits? Grand Rounds presentation by Dr. William Kent.

Rapid Recovery for Minimally Invasive Surgery. Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS 2024) presentation by Dr. Corey Adams.

View research published by our surgeons on their Research Gate profiles.