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Robot Assisted Mitral-Valve Surgery

Robot-assisted mitral valve surgery is a high-tech procedure that offers patients a minimally invasive and highly precise option for treating heart conditions. With this advanced technology, surgeons can perform complex procedures with greater accuracy and control, leading to faster recovery times and improved outcomes.

In robot-assisted mitral valve repair surgery, cardiac surgeons use robotic equipment to perform the valve repair without needing to make a large incision through the patient’s breastbone. The procedure is performed through small incisions in the right side of the chest, using finger-sized instruments that are slipped in between the ribs. In this procedure, one surgeon sits at a remote console and views the heart using a magnified high-definition 3D view on a video monitor while another surgeon works at the operating table and ensures the safe movement of the robotic arms. The patient is supported by a heart-lung bypass machine during the procedure, allowing your surgeons to stop your heart briefly, insert instruments into the inner chambers and repair the mitral valve. The robotic arms are used to mimic the specific maneuvers used in open-chest surgeries.

The procedure is performed through these small openings in the chest, through which will be inserted micro instruments and a thin high-definition camera tube. One opening will be a mini working port through which surgeons will insert materials used during the procedure. The cardiothoracic surgeon performs the procedure from the remote console where the surgeon's hand movements are translated precisely to the robotic arms at the operating table, allowing for more dexterity than a human wrist. At the operating table, another surgeon oversees the movements of the arms, to ensure that the procedure is conducted safely and efficiently. The surgeon at the console can closely examine the complicated mitral valve problem using the high-definition 3D video monitor, allowing for a clearer, more lifelike perspective of your heart than is possible during open heart surgery.

Robot-assisted mitral valve surgery offers a number of benefits over traditional surgical methods, including reduced blood loss, less scarring, and a shorter hospital stay. Patients can typically return to normal activities much faster than with traditional surgery, allowing them to resume their daily lives with minimal interruption.

We believe that every patient deserves the best possible care, and are committed to providing the highest level of precision and expertise. Our team of experienced surgeons and medical professionals will work with you to determine if robot-assisted mitral valve surgery is right for you, and will provide you with the care and support you need throughout the entire process.

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