Diseases, Conditions & Treatments
Minimally Invasive Valve Repair Least Invasive Valve Surgery
invasive mitral valve repair/least invasive valve surgery, the surgeon
makes a small incision on the right side of the chest, below the breast fold,
and repairs the valve under direct vision. Valve replacement can also be
performed through the same type of incision.
Advantages of LIV include reduced
trauma from surgery, less blood loss, less chance of infection and faster
recovery. The approach has been used in thousands of patients nationwide and
can be used to treat both aortic and mitral valve disorders.
Renowned for pioneering
aortic surgery techniques, our affiliated surgeons are aggressive in their
approach to aortic valve treatment, a condition in which valve replacement is
often required. Surgeons at the Heart & Vascular Institute use
bioprosthetic heart valves in some patients, an advancement that allows
appropriately selected patients to avoid anticoagulant therapy.