A 39-year-old member asked:
How safe is it to use animal valves for replacement surgery?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 18 years experience
Safe & FDA approved: It is a safe treatment option. Your surgeon can discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Safe: Speak with the surgeon deciding in porcine vs mechanical for exact risks and benefits of each.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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