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What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be opened with a saw . This is called a sternotomy.A min invasive symptoms uses several smaller port access sites but leaves sternum intact. The thinking with this method is its less painful and quicker recovery ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mitral valve prolapse?

How do doctors diagnose mitral valve prolapse?

Numerous: Mitral valve prolapse can be diagnosed by physical examination and echocardiography. The physical examination will reveal a midsystolic click and a late systolic murmur. Echocardiography will be able to show prolapse of the mitral valve into the left atrium, a thickened mitral valve, and possibly mitral regurgitation. ...Read more

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What patients need heart valve replacement surgery?

What patients need heart valve replacement surgery?

Stenotic or leaking: Any of the four heart valves can have congenital or acquired diseases. As they worsen clinically, as followed by echocardiogram or cath surgery will be considered and all risks and benefit chances reviewed mitral can frequently be opened or repaired depending on the surgical findings. Aortic generally can't be repaired or just opened except in kids. Replacement by biologic or mechanical valve. ...Read more

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Approximately, what is the surgeon's charge for mitral valve repair and/or replacement?

Approximately, what is the surgeon's charge for mitral valve repair and/or replacement?

Low: Surgeon charge is probably ~$5k but hospital fees are much higher, $50k to $100k if i had to guess. ...Read more

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Is mitral valve prolapse a contraindications to cosmetic surgery?

No: Depending on the severity of the valve prolapse and the extent of the cosmetic surgery, you will probably need clearance from your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Do certain surgeons specialize in aortic valve replacement?

Do certain surgeons specialize in aortic valve replacement?

In general, No. : All cardiovascular surgeons are trained to replace the aortic valve during their residency or fellowship training programs. But, not all of them are proficient nor have the expertise. This depends on the number of aortic valve replacements done by a particular cv surgeon. One may rightly though rarely be classified as a specialist if the experience is limited to aortic valve replacement. ...Read more

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Can doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on the heart?

Can doctors perform laparoscopic surgery on the heart?

Different term : Laparoscopic is usually a term used for abdominal surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is a more general term and yes it can be done in the heart. ...Read more

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Will doctors perform joint replacement?

Will doctors perform joint replacement?

Yes: Most joint replacements are performed by orthopedic surgeons. Go to one who specialize in you joint problem. ...Read more

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Who performed the first open heart surgery?

Who performed the first open heart surgery?

Not enough info: Open heart surgery may simply refer to an exposed heart in the chest. The surgery itself may be as simple as a biopsy or as complicated as a vessel bypass with valve replacement and aneurysm repair. You may also be referring to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass which allows surgeons to stop the heart and essentially pumps blood to the other vital organs while the heart is repaired. ...Read more

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What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

What specialty performs the cardiac catheterization?

The "Other" Guys: Interventional cardiologists are what they call themselves. Those are the guys who deploy stents. Many general cardiologists also do their own "diagnostic" catheterizations to look at, but not fix arteries. ...Read more

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Is minimally invasive mitral valve repair available?

Is minimally invasive mitral valve repair available?

Yes but depends...: Yes smaller incision approach from the side of the chest rather than splitting the sternum as well as robotic surgery are available in certain centers and would depend upon the complexity of repair and any other procedures that may have to be done at same time such as bypass surgery. Discuss with your surgeon about pros and cons of various approaches. ...Read more

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An Expert Mitral Valve Surgeon Explained to my Father Surgeons usually repair a Prolapse Mitral Valve in patients that are under the age of 75 Why?

Prolapse surgery: When a patient has mitral prolapse causing problems which require surgery as an intervention, the preferred approach, if possible, is mitral valve repair. Most patients with prolapse don't need surgery. Each patient has their own specific situation and decision making has to be consistent with that patient's particulars. Some patients who need the surgery aren't appropriate for repair. ...Read more