“Is Sternotomy or Robotic Surgery Better for Mitral Valve Repair?” asks Jane

Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: October 6, 2022

Jane just asked me a great question about two different surgical approaches for mitral valve repair surgery.  Jane wrote to me, “Hi Adam – Is open chest or robotic surgery better for mitral valve repair?”

To provide Jane an expert response, I connected with Dr. Arnar Geirsson, the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

To see Dr. Geirsson’s response to Jane and learn more about minimally-invasive techniques for the treatment of mitral regurgitation, click here.

 

Sternotomy or Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

 

Many thanks to Dr. Geirsson for taking time away from his busy practice at Yale New Haven Hospital to share his clinical experiences and research with our community.

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick, Heart Valve Patient Advocate

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

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