Minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery is a surgery performed through a small incision, often using specialized surgical instruments. The incision is 2 to 4 inches instead of the 6- to 8-inch incision required for traditional surgery.
“Without question, minimally invasive surgeries are a major advancement, allowing a majority of patients with such disease to be treated with a less invasive, catheter-based technique rather than traditional open-heart surgery,”
Recently, our chief cardiac surgeon- Dr. Manish Porwal, consultant cardio-thoracic & vascular surgeon- Dr. Pradeep Pokharna and whole CTVS team successfully performed a mitral valve replacement done by minimal invasive technique on a 32 years old female patient with the combined efforts and dedication.
Patient came to us with the complaints of DOE (Dyspnea On Exertion). The surgery was successfully done without cutting through any bone and an incision size of only 2 inches at the inframammary crease (under the breast).