Robots Can Help Do Heart Surgery. Here’s How

Robotic tools avoid the need to cut open the chest

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People who need to have their heart’s mitral valve repaired may be candidates for robotically assisted heart surgery instead of open-heart surgery.

The robotic option avoids the need to cut into the chest, which usually translates to less bleeding and pain and a quicker recovery — without compromising safety or outcomes.

This video shows how our heart surgeons use the robot to make this less-invasive surgical approach a reality.

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