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What is the necessity of robotic mitral valve surgery?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mitral valve

It isn't a necessity, but it can help to perform the operation in a less invasive way.

In brief: Mitral valve

It isn't a necessity, but it can help to perform the operation in a less invasive way.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Robert Binford
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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