Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Minimally invasive heart valve surgery uses smaller incisions to repair or replace heart valves. This means there is less pain, a shorter stay in the hospital and a faster recovery.

Minimally invasive valve surgery can only be done in certain patients. This type of surgery cannot be done in patients who:

  • Have severe valve damage
  • Need more than one valve repaired or replaced
  • Have clogged arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Are obese
  • Have had previous heart surgeries
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