About Our Practice
Experts in warm-heart surgery and specializing in minimally-invasive techniques, including the da Vinci® robotic surgical system for heart and lung, our surgeons, Douglas Adams, M.D., and Sohit Khanna, M.D., are passionate about reducing pain and recovery time for patients.
Together, Drs. Adams and Khanna have a growing reputation for excellence in the operating room and at the bedside. Both surgeons are successfully using da Vinci® technology with pinpoint precision to return patients back to their lives faster than ever. Their team was the first in the region to offer robotic-assisted surgeries.They have also helped to pioneer new procedures, including the first robotic “port only” lung cancer and bypass surgeries in the tri-state area.
What We Do
In addition to conventional bypass and lung surgeries, our surgeons use the daVinci® surgical system in cardiac revascularization and thoracic oncology. We also perform lobectomies, pneumonectomies and multi-vessel bypasses.
List of Procedures
|Aortic Valve Repair/Replacement
||Port Placement or Removal
|Aortobifemoral Bypass Graft
||Repair Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
|Atrial Septal Defect Repair
||Resection Atrial Myxoma
||Resection of Rib (Cervical & First Rib)
||Resection Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
||Robotic-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
||Robotic-Assisted Epicardial Lead Placement
|Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
|Epicardial Lead Placement
||Robotic Lung Biopsy
|Femoral Popliteal Bypass Graft
||Robotic Pericardial Window
|Mitral Valve Repair/Replacement
||Ventricular Septal Defect Repair
|Patent Forman Ovale Repair
Robotic, port-only bypass is accomplished through three one inch incisions in the left chest as pictured. A fourth port is usually introduced to stabilize the heart.
The procedure takes between two and three-and-a-half hours.
A small plastic drainage tube is left in the surgical area for 24 hours. The patient typically overnights in the Intensive Care Unit and is transferred to the regular floor the following day. Early mobilization is important in recovery and removal of the drainage tube occurs on the afternoon of the first day or on day two.
Average length of stay in the hospital is two or three days. Pain is minimal and normal activity (including driving) resumes within two weeks.
Lung cancer surgery is particularly difficult for patients. In addition to dealing with the new diagnosis of cancer, they are faced with the prospect of major surgery, chemotherapy or radiation to regain their health.
Robotic, port-only lung cancer surgery offers the identical, patient-appropriate surgical procedure through the four small incisions pictured. This minimally invasive approach results in dramatically less pain and potential for complications and allows a more timely initiation of other therapies if needed.
Patients are ambulatory and active on the first post-operative day and the timing of discharge, usually the third, fourth or fifth day, is dictated by lung healing rather than pain control. Return to usual activity is measured in days to weeks instead of weeks to months, and the potential for the “post-thoracotomy pain syndrome” is eliminated.
Removal of the thymus gland is accomplished through three, one-inch incisions in the right chest as pictured. The procedure takes between one and two hours and the average hospital stay is three days.
After surgery, a small plastic drainage tube is left in the surgery bed and is typically removed on post-operative day one. Return to work is generally accomplished in two to three weeks.
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Our reputation for innovation, quality and compassionate care is growing. This is why Owensboro Health is honored to host physicians from around the country who want to observe our robotic surgical techniques. We are committed to education in the exciting field of robotic surgery, and we are proud to share our expertise with others.
Warm Heart Surgery
Beating heart surgery (also called warm heart surgery) allows the heart to continue beating while the surgery is performed. Our surgeons are strong advocates of warm-heart surgery because of the potential benefits to patients. Learn more about warm heart surgery.
- Patient satisfaction score of 94% (as measured by Press Ganey)
- Heart program named #1 in Kentucky by HealthGrades
- Owensboro Health rated top 5% in the nation by HealthGrades
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