Robotic Heart Surgery

Published On 07/11/2011

A minimally invasive surgery option to repair a damaged heart valve, robotic mitral valve repair, is available at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital to treat mitral valve prolapse.

The mitral valve controls blood flow between two chambers of the heart. With mitral valve prolapse, this valve does not form a complete seal and allows blood to flow backward, causing the heart to work harder. This can lead to further heart valve damage and other complications including congestive heart failure.

By providing patients a robotic option for repairing the mitral valve, we continue to advance our cardiac care and strengthen our comprehensive cardiac program. Cardiovascular surgeons at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital to use the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to repair a damaged mitral valve with minimally invasive heart surgery.

Robotic surgery provides a number of patient benefits including smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, less pain, and a faster recovery. The daVinci robot is a tool to improve minimally invasive surgery approaches. It allows physicians to operate like as they would normally without instruments that are a couple of feet long. 

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