The Future is Here: Robot-Assisted Heart Surgery (Video)

New technology means smaller incisions, less pain

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Surgery to repair your mitral valve, one of the heart’s four valves that keeps blood pumping efficiently, is higher-tech than ever. At Cleveland Clinic, which has the world’s greatest experience with mitral valve repair, robotically assisted surgery is now an option for many patients—and you could be one of them, depending on your surgeon’s assessment and recommendation.

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Robotically assisted mitral valve repair, a type of minimally invasive heart surgery, is an innovative approach that results in smaller incisions with minimal scarring, generally less pain, quicker recovery times and other benefits.

In this video, cardiac surgeon A. Marc Gillinov, MD, tells you what to expect when undergoing a robotic mitral valve repair. For example, incisions are significantly smaller than those used in standard heart surgery, while offering the same high quality and durability.

At the end of the day, patients are happier and recover more quickly—and isn’t that what it’s all about?

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