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What questions should a person ask the doctor about minimally invasive heart surgery?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Results

Ask how many procedures they have done, what there results have been, where they dd their training for example.

In brief: Results

Ask how many procedures they have done, what there results have been, where they dd their training for example.
Dr. Brian Mott
Dr. Brian Mott
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Outcome data

I would ask about their numbers.
I would find out how often they perform the "minimally invasive" surgery in their center, what their outcomes look like. I would also find out what their goals are, for example are they doing this because they can at least promise a quicker recovery or less post-op pain, or is it just the smaller resulting scar? Find out the surgeon's rationale for doing this.

In brief: Outcome data

I would ask about their numbers.
I would find out how often they perform the "minimally invasive" surgery in their center, what their outcomes look like. I would also find out what their goals are, for example are they doing this because they can at least promise a quicker recovery or less post-op pain, or is it just the smaller resulting scar? Find out the surgeon's rationale for doing this.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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