Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery III training and robotic-assisted approaches

Eric J. Lehr, T. Sloane Guy, Robert L. Smith, Eugene A. Grossi, Richard J. Shemin, Evelio Rodriguez, Gorav Ailawadi, Arvind K. Agnihotri, Trevor M. Fayers, W. Clark Hargrove, Brian W. Hummel, Junaid H. Khan, S. Chris Malaisrie, John R. Mehall, Douglas A. Murphy, William H. Ryan, Arash Salemi, Romualdo J. Segurola, J. Michael Smith, J. Alan WolfePaul W. Weldner, Glenn R. Barnhart, Scott M. Goldman, Clifton T.P. Lewis*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Minimally invasive mitral valve operations are increasingly common in the United States, but robotic-assisted approaches have not been widely adopted for a variety of reasons. This expert opinion reviews the state of the art and defines best practices, training, and techniques for developing a successful robotics program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-267
Number of pages8
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016


  • Heart valve
  • MVR
  • Minimally invasive surgery (includes port access
  • Mitral valve
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgery/incisions/exposure/techniques
  • minithoracotomy)
  • repair
  • replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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