A 24-year-old member asked:
what is the necessity of robotic mitral valve surgery?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 28 years experience
Smaller incision: Robotic surgery in general allows for smaller incisions and so called "minimally invasive surgery". It might also be useful in patients with contraindications to traditional surgery (i.e. Previous bypass surgery) or who require unusual incisions.
6134 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Not necessary: Robotic mitral valve surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery of the heart. There are several approaches to minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages. The most important thing is what approach does your surgeon have experience with and what is the most appropriate technique for your individual circumstance. A 2nd opinion is often a good idea too.
5382 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Mitral valve: It isn't a necessity, but it can help to perform the operation in a less invasive way.
4829 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old male asked:
Which is a good hospital to have a surgery of the mitral valve with a minimally invasive method?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See below: Cleveland clinic has an excellent reputation in cardiac surgery.
5266 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 6, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.