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Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery

Minimally invasive valve surgery is a type of heart surgery that is performed using smaller incisions than traditional open-heart surgery. This approach allows for a faster recovery time, less pain and scarring, and a lower risk of complications.

During minimally invasive valve surgery, the surgeon makes small incisions in the chest, rather than a large incision down the middle of the chest. The surgeon then uses specialized instruments and a small camera to perform the surgery. This approach allows the surgeon to repair or replace the damaged heart valve without having to cut through the breastbone or open the chest cavity.

Minimally invasive valve surgery is typically used to treat conditions such as mitral valve regurgitation or stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation or stenosis, and tricuspid valve disease. It may also be used to repair or replace prosthetic heart valves that have failed or become damaged.

Benefits of Minimally invasive valve surgery

Minimally invasive valve surgery offers several benefits over traditional open-heart surgery, including:

  • Faster Recovery Time: Minimally invasive valve surgery requires smaller incisions and causes less trauma to the body. This leads to a quicker recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal activities sooner than with open-heart surgery.
  • Reduced Pain and Scarring: The smaller incisions used in minimally invasive valve surgery result in less pain and scarring compared to open-heart surgery.
  • Lower Risk of Complications: Minimally invasive valve surgery has a lower risk of complications such as bleeding, infection, and stroke, compared to open-heart surgery.
  • Shorter Hospital Stay: Because minimally invasive valve surgery is less invasive, it usually requires a shorter hospital stay than open-heart surgery.
  • Better Quality of Life: With a faster recovery time, reduced pain and scarring, and lower risk of complications, patients who undergo minimally invasive valve surgery may experience a better overall quality of life.

If you are seeking the best treatment for minimally invasive valve surgery, Dr. Gulshan Rohra is an experienced and highly skilled cardiothoracic surgeon who can provide the specialized care you need. With years of experience performing minimally invasive valve surgeries, Dr. Rohra has helped many patients achieve successful outcomes and improve their quality of life.