Robotic Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

  • Tsuyoshi Kaneko
  • Bryan Bush
  • Wiley Nifong
  • W. Randolph ChitwoodJr.


Mitral valve surgeries have been performed traditionally by median sternotomy. However, over the past two decades, minimally invasive mitral valve surgery has evolved as an important option for cardiac surgeons. With the recent progress of robotic technology, surgeons can perform keyhole surgery with full wrist-like articulations. With advances in visualization, instrument ergonomics, and ease of use by the surgical staff, robotic cardiac surgery is becoming more and more standardized and the application in cardiac surgery has been growing.


Mitral Valve Mitral Valve Repair Mitral Valve Disease Mitral Valve Surgery Anterior Leaflet 
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© Springer Japan 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsuyoshi Kaneko
    • 1
  • Bryan Bush
    • 2
  • Wiley Nifong
    • 2
  • W. Randolph ChitwoodJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Heart InstituteEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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