Robots Can Help Do Heart Surgery. Here’s How

Robotic tools avoid the need to cut open the chest

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

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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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