Heart Surgery Innovation: Robotic Mitral Valve Replacement

Since an FDA approval in 2002, heart surgeons have used robots to perform mitral valve repair operations using minimally-invasive techniques. Now, as a result of several new innovations in heart valve replacement devices, doctors are performing mitral valve replacement surgery using robots. In this video, Dr. Robert Smith, a robotic mitral valve specialist at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano, Texas, explains how, why and when he uses a robot to replace diseased mitral valves using the Epic Plus tissue valve. (Video posted on July 26, 2022)

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Dr. Robert Smith

Chairman, Cardiovascular Services
Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano
Plano, Texas

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