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.: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Photo of Dr. Ott performing a MIV, (Minimally Invasive Surgery) on a heart patient

Newer techniques allow some heart procedures to be performed through smaller incisions; a method widely referred to as minimally invasive surgery. A prime example is aortic valve replacement which can be performed in many cases through a four inch incision in the upper chest.

Robotic techniques are being developed which may allow even smaller incisions to be used. These devices are currently first-generation technology and must be considered experimental at the current time. Advice from an experienced surgeon is vital when considering the alternatives.


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