Mitral Valve Repair: Is Open Chest or Robotic Surgery Best?

In this special "Surgeon Q&A" video, Dr. Arnar Geirsson, the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital, addresses the effectiveness of mitral valve repair surgery using open chest (sternotomy) and robot-assisted approaches. In addition, Dr. Geirsson provides insights into his minimally-invasive techniques for mitral regurgitation therapy and provides advice for patients needing mitral valve surgery. The Heart and Vascular Center at Yale New Haven Hospital has received the Mitral Valve Repair Reference Center Award for the past three years. (Video posted on October 5, 2022)

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Dr. Arnar Geirsson

Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut

(203) 884-7148

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