Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Procedures

    Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery for Mitral Regurgitation

    Why should I choose keyhole Mitral Valve repair?

    The Keyhole Heart Clinic aims to perform repair of the Mitral Valve whenever possible in order to maximise the long-term benefits of the procedure, preserve heart function and avoid anticoagulation requirements. Where it is possible to perform keyhole Mitral Valve repair surgery, we would always recommend this, and the team at The Keyhole Heart Clinic can repair the Mitral Valve via keyhole techniques with a success rate as high as that achieved by traditional breastbone division, in all patients selected for the treatment.

    What is involved in the Mitral Valve replacement surgery procedure London? What are the options?

    Minithoracotomy (no bone division)

    This procedure requires a small incision over the right rib cage, and does not require the need to cut any bone. The wound heals within 7 to 10 days and is cosmetically very appealing. This is the preferred technique for mitral valve repair keyhole surgery at The Keyhole Heart Clinic.

    Mitral Valve surgery can be performed by the Da Vinci Robot, or with the use of long shafted instruments if your surgeon is particularly skilled. The preference of the clinic is to avoid use of the Robot for Mitral Valve repair surgery since procedures can be unduly protracted, which can often create more harm than benefit.

    But in certain cases, particularly in young patients, we are seeking to exploit the use of the Da Vinci Robot system since these individuals can tolerate longer cardiopulmonary bypass times.

    Keyhole Mitral Valve Replacement

    The team at The Keyhole Heart Clinic perform keyhole heart surgery Mitral Valve replacement through a small cut between the ribs on the right side of the chest in suitable candidates. This incision allows healing from Mitral Valve repair surgery in days rather than weeks.

    The benefits of opting for a keyhole Mitral Valve replacement surgery procedure London over traditional surgery:

    Traditional Sternotomy approach

    Traditional Sternotomy approach

    Keyhole approach to mitral valve

    Keyhole approach to the mitral valve


    MitraClip Insertion Through Groin

    This is a new percutaneous therapy that is suitable only for patients who are deemed too risky for traditional heart surgery. This Mitral Valve surgery would only be recommended to high risk patients who are unsuitable for traditional or keyhole heart surgery via minithoracotomy.

    This type of Mitral Valve surgery treatment involves clipping the two leaflets of the Mitral Valve together to try and reduce the leak, and to offer patients who would otherwise be unsuitable for any treatment a degree of symptomatic relief.

    Patient testimonial after minimally invasive Mitral Valve surgery:

    Have any questions about keyhole heart surgery Mitral Valve, or any of the other types of surgery we perform to treat heart problems? Please feel free to get in contact with us here, and a friendly member of The Keyhole London Heart Clinic will be more than happy to answer all of your questions!

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    Tue 28 February 2017

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