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A 39-year-old member asked:

How safe is it to use animal valves for replacement surgery?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 19 years experience
Safe & FDA approved: It is a safe treatment option. Your surgeon can discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 16 years experience
Safe: Speak with the surgeon deciding in porcine vs mechanical for exact risks and benefits of each.

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