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Can 'minimally invasive' heart surgery be performed on a child?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but depends
"minimally invasive" is a broad term. But many lesions can be done with "minimally invasive" techniques.
And new techniques are being developed with catheters (which don't involve scalpels/surgery at all). The method of surgery often depends on the type of heart defect, so please discuss this with your child's cariologist.

In brief: Yes, but depends
"minimally invasive" is a broad term. But many lesions can be done with "minimally invasive" techniques.
And new techniques are being developed with catheters (which don't involve scalpels/surgery at all). The method of surgery often depends on the type of heart defect, so please discuss this with your child's cariologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Some
Some shunts and PDA closures are done with mics but all the major repairs require full sternotomy.

In brief: Some
Some shunts and PDA closures are done with mics but all the major repairs require full sternotomy.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It depends on the condition.

In brief: Yes
It depends on the condition.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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