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Is minimally invasive mitral valve repair available?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

If you have isolated mitral valve disease, minimally invasive approach is available.
Look for a surgeon with experience in minimally invasive surgery and greater than 90 % repair rate.

In brief: Yes

If you have isolated mitral valve disease, minimally invasive approach is available.
Look for a surgeon with experience in minimally invasive surgery and greater than 90 % repair rate.
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
Dr. Roberto Rodriguez
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement is available.
You'll have to look for specific centers which offer the technique. Some centers do surgery using the davinci robotic system and typically require 4 to 5 1 inch incisions. Other centers forgo the robot and do the surgery through a single 2.5 inch incision. The results from experienced surgeons are very good, and recovery is faster.

In brief: Yes

Minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement is available.
You'll have to look for specific centers which offer the technique. Some centers do surgery using the davinci robotic system and typically require 4 to 5 1 inch incisions. Other centers forgo the robot and do the surgery through a single 2.5 inch incision. The results from experienced surgeons are very good, and recovery is faster.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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