Minimally Invasive Repair
Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
Videoscopic Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair
Traditional mitral valve repairs involved cutting open the breastbone to repair the valve. Maryland Heart Center cardiac surgeons are now offering a new, minimally invasive option known as videoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve repair. The procedure is performed through a two-inch keyhole incision on the right side of the chest. This approach avoids an incision in the breastbone, and allows patients to return to work and everyday activities sooner after surgery.
Other advantages of videoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve repair include a lower likelihood of receiving a blood transfusion, and earlier discharge from the hospital.
The Maryland Heart Center performed the first videoscopic repair in the Mid-Atlantic region, and is a leader in the surgical and medical treatment of mitral valve disease.
For the best results after mitral valve surgery, and for the greatest chance of keeping your own valve with a successful repair, it is important to have your operation at a center with a team of specialists dedicated to the treatment of valvular heart disease, such as the Maryland Heart Center.
Please call if you would like to make an appointment or talk to someone about our services. Patients dial 1-866-408-6885, physicians dial 410-328-6622 or 1-800-318-1019.
This page was last updated: August 25, 2014