Your valve can always be repaired endoscopically!
No Scar, No Pain, Fast Rehabilitation!
In many, if not all instances the mitral valve can be surgically repaired to restore its function. A repair is always better for the patient on the long term then a replacement as every prosthesis for the mitral valve has significant drawbacks. A repair can be carried out perfectly in a non-invasive way.
The splitting of the breastbone with all its deleterious effects on scarformation, comfort and rehabilitation can be avoided. The repair is carried
out trough a 4-5cm incision without any ribspreading and the visualisation of the valve is obtained with an endoscope: the view is way better then the one with a naked eye! The heart is temporarily arrested with an extra-corporeal circulation connected to the big vessels in the groin.
A better repair without any side-effects as pain, big scar and a fast-track to complete rehabilitation are major advantages.
This intervention was designed by Dr Vanermen in 1997 and ever since his experience has reached over two thousand cases.