Keyhole Mitral Valve Surgery
Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair for Mitral Regurgitation
Why Should I Choose Keyhole (Minimally Invasive) Mitral Valve Repair?
Mr Birdi and the Keyhole Heart Clinic team have more than 17 years experience in keyhole Mitral Valve Surgery. We will always aim 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.
How Do We Assess Whether You Are Suitable For Keyhole Mitral Valve Repair?
In order to assess your suitability for minimally invasive surgery we will gather data from your echocardiogram, ECG and coronary angiogram. Many patients who come to us have already undergone these tests and usually, we simply need to obtain the images for review. You will also need a CT scan to look at the health of your main blood carrying pipe called the aorta to assess your suitability to receive micro-pipes in the groin to establish you on the heart lung machine. This test only take a few minutes and provide so much aded information about your general health as well.
Once we have decided that you are suitable for keyhole mitral valve repair we offer a number of different techniques depending upon a number of factors that Mr Birdi, our lead surgeon, will explain when he mets you in clinic.
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 and our preferred location is at Our London Clinic.
We do not use the Da Vinci Robot since we have become highly skilled in the use of specialised designed surgical instruments to perform the surgery with extreme accuracy. Using these instruments, and a 4K Television Monitor, we are able to achieve perfect results very quickly with the resulting time on the heart lung machine being significantly shorter than with robotic surgery. We believe that this leads to a far superior recovery because of the reduction in heart lung bypass related dysfunction.
We also avoid spreading the ribs apart which means that the pain associated with surgery is minimal. Patients who undergo keyhole mitral valve surgery experience:
HEALING IN DAYS RATHER THAN MONTHS
The benefits of opting for a keyhole Mitral Valve surgery procedure London over traditional surgery
Traditional Sternotomy approach
Keyhole approach to the mitral valve
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!
Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy our video where you can meet Mr Birdi and the team, and hear what some of our patients say about keyhole mitral valve repair: