University of Chicago Medicine team performs 500th robotic cardiac procedure

Husam Balkhy

Husam Balkhy M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Husam H. Balkhy, MD, is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery. He specializes in the treatment of coronary artery disease, heart valve disorders, atrial fibrillation and other cardiac diseases, using robotic and less invasive techniques in order to reduce pain, disability, and recovery time. Through education, he empowers his patients to take an active and informed role in their care. Dr. Balkhy is one of only a handful of surgeons in the ... View full profile

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Dr. Husam Balkhy, Director of Robotic and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery for University of Chicago Medicine, discusses the complex patient case that became UChicago Medicine’s 500th robotic cardiac procedure since launching the program.  Video includes behind-the-scenes footage from the operating room and an interview with the patient.