I underwent LIS(Least Invasive Surgery) for ASD closure on July 4th and was discharged from hospital on 7th July. Thanks to Dr.Adil Sadiq and his team. I would also like to thank all the fellow members in this forum whose inputs eventually helped me to make the right decision. If you are an adult with a larger ASD it would be better to go for LIS as this procedure involves minimal incision and fast recovery .
On the day of discharge i took bath and dressed up myself. After 15 days i drove myself to the nearby clinic for stitch removal.Unlike device closure, no device is placed inside the heart and the closure is done using stitches.
Below I am sharing the pics of surgical marks and stitches, 1 week post-surgery.
The two stitches in the image can be removed after 2 weeks.The scar below the nipple is of about 4.5cm long.
This is the close up image of the small scar at groin area, which enables the connection of heart-lung machine during the procedure.
After the surgery i had to continue the breathing exercise using Spirometer for 1 month .