Submitted by Dr T on December 9, 2010 – 7:23pm
Your cardiologist will be the person to advice whether a mitral valve operation is needed. Your cardiac surgeon will be the one to advice you about repair vs. replacement and management of your Pectus. While repair is the optimal choice, how it should be performed (“open” vs. “robotic”) depends on factors I cannot judge from here. The robotic procedure is performed in only a few major centers, is very new and you need to make sure about the success rate of your surgeon (don’t just use his word, check him out)!
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Hope this helps,