Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery


Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery in Hawaii

Your Hawaii surgeon may have discussed the option of a minimally invasive valve surgery. Operations on the heart valves have historically been performed through a standard sternotomy, or incisions through the breast bone. However during minimally invasive valve surgery smaller incisions using specialized instruments are used to replace the heart valves. Minimally invasive valve surgery reduces the risk of infection, and reduces bleeding and pain, leading to shorter hospital stays.

If you have have a leaky heart (regurgitation) valve or too small of heart valve opening (stenotic) then you may be considered for minimally invasive valve surgery. Contact our Hawaii office for a consultation.