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    Benefits of Robotic-Assisted
    Mitral Valve Repair

    In robotic-assisted surgery, small incisions--less than 2 inches--are used to access the heart. Benefits of robotic surgery for mitral valve repair include:

    • Shorter hospital stay after surgery: the average stay is three to five days after robotic-assisted surgery, while the average stay for traditional heart surgery is one to two weeks

    • Shorter recovery time and return to normal activities: The average recovery time after robotic-assisted surgery is about half the length of traditional open heart surgery

    • Less blood loss and need for blood transfusion

    • Less pain following surgery

    • Low risk of infection and surgical complications
    As with any surgical procedure, these benefits cannot be guaranteed. Successful outcomes always depend on a variety of factors.

    Mitral Valve Repair: Surgical Comparison

    About California Pacific Medical Center Robotic-Assisted Heart Surgery

    California Pacific Medical Center, a hospital that is part of the Sutter HealthOpens new window network, offers robotic-assisted mitral valve repair as part of its robotic surgery services.

    Robotic-Assisted Heart Surgery
    California Pacific Medical Center
    2340 Clay Street, Suite 114
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Tel. 415-600-5780