Minimally invasive mitral valve repair and replacement, a cardiac surgery innovation used to treat a heart valve through tiny incisions in the chest, is available at CMHVI.
CMHVI also provides right anterior thoracotomy aortic valve repair and replacement surgery, a procedure for treating the thoracic aortic valve, located in the body's largest artery. This procedure is performed through a small opening the chest.
The primary benefit of these procedures compared to open-chest procedures is that they eliminate the need for a large incision through the breastbone. The surgeries are performed with high-tech thin instruments, miniature cameras, and hybrid techniques.
Minimally invasive valve surgeries for adults are performed in surgical suites featuring sophisticated diagnostics, leading-edge technologies, and state-of-the-art imaging capabilities. This environment combines the capabilities of an operating room and cardiac catheterization lab.
CMHVI offers conventional open chest surgery for patients requiring such procedures.