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Transform Your Quality of Life with Keyhole Mitral Valve Repair

Mr Birdi and his team have been performing keyhole heart surgery for 20 years.

Inderpaul Birdi

Clinical Lead and Director

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Smaller Scars


Benefits of Keyhole Mitral Valve Surgery

Keyhole mitral valve surgery offers several benefits over traditional open-heart surgery through the breastbone.

Patients undergoing keyhole mitral valve surgery can expect faster wound healing, often taking just days instead of months, thanks to the smaller incisions made during the procedure. Additionally, they experience reduced pain, bleeding, and a lower risk of infection, allowing for a quicker return to normal activities. Unlike open-heart surgery, keyhole mitral valve surgery typically does not involve breaking any bones, minimizing the risk of complications and discomfort.

By choosing keyhole mitral valve surgery performed by experienced teams, patients can enjoy a faster and smoother recovery while still achieving the same excellent outcomes as traditional open-heart surgery. Recent studies have shown that when performed by experts, keyhole mitral valve surgery resulted in significantly improved recovery at the six-weeks, with no compromise to the long-term quality of the surgery. 

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Why You Should Choose The Keyhole Heart Clinic

At The Keyhole Heart Clinic my team and I are proud to have assembled the most highly experienced and skilled surgeons, anaesthetists and allied professionals specializing in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement in the United Kingdom.

Every member of the team has spent years perfecting their craft and have a track record of delivering exceptional results.

And we don’t just stop at providing world-class surgical care. We understand that heart health is a journey that extends beyond the operating room. That’s why we are committed to providing personalized care and support every step of the way.


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What is minimal access mitral valve surgery?

Minimal access mitral valve surgery is a specialized surgical technique that allows us to repair or replace the mitral valve using smaller incisions instead of a traditional sternotomy (open-heart surgery). It offers several advantages such as reduced scarring, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery, and quicker return to normal activities.

How do I know if I'm a candidate for minimal access mitral valve surgery?

The eligibility for minimal access mitral valve surgery depends on various factors, including the severity of your mitral valve condition, overall health, and anatomy. To determine if you are a candidate, we will need to conduct a thorough evaluation, including medical history review, physical examination, and diagnostic tests like echocardiography, and CT scans. More often than not we are able to access any existing tests that you have already undergone previously so that they do not have to be performed again

What are the potential benefits of minimal access mitral valve surgery over traditional open-heart surgery?

Some of the key benefits of minimal access mitral valve surgery include:

    • Smaller incisions, resulting in reduced scarring and improved cosmetic outcomes.
    • Reduced post-operative pain and discomfort.
    • Shorter hospital stay compared with traditional breastbone surgery.
    • Faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities, including work and exercise.
    • Comparable long-term outcomes and success rates to traditional open-heart surgery.
Are there any risks or potential complications associated with minimal access mitral valve surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, minimal access mitral valve surgery carries some risks. In experienced hands the published data suggests that these risk are lower when compared  with traditional breastbone surgery. Potential complications may include bleeding, infection, damage to surrounding structures, or the need for conversion to open-heart surgery during the procedure. We will thoroughly assess your individual case and discuss any specific risks or concerns during your consultation.

How long is the recovery period after minimal access mitral valve surgery?

The recovery period varies from patient to patient, but generally, most individuals can expect a faster recovery compared to traditional open-heart surgery. Typically, you can anticipate being discharged from the hospital within a few days and returning to your normal activities within 2-4 weeks. We will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions and closely monitor your progress to ensure a smooth recovery.

What is the success rate of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement?

The success rate of minimally invasive aortic valve replacement is at least as effective as traditional open breastbone surgery with most patients experiencing improved quality of life and increased mobility after the procedure.

How can I schedule an appointment to be considered for minimal access mitral valve surgery?

To schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic using any of the links on this page or simply call us on 02080797860. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient date and time for your consultation. During this appointment, we will thoroughly evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and determine if minimal access mitral valve surgery is suitable for you.

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