Mitral Valve Repair: Minimally Invasive or Robotic
Postoperative photo of a patient who underwent minimally invasive mitral valve repair.
Columbia surgeons routinely perform mitral valve repair and replacement minimally invasively.
The Columbia approach utilizes a 2-inch minithoracotomy incision and central aortic cannulation, avoiding the risks of peripheral (femoral) arterial access.
All types of complex mitral repairs are possible through this approach, as well as common adjunctive procedures, such as the modified MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation, ASD or PFO repair, or tricuspid valve procedures.
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