Overview (MVR)

A minimally invasive mitral valve repair is surgery to fix your mitral valve. The mitral valve keeps blood flowing in the correct direction between your lower left heart chamber (left ventricle) and your upper left heart chamber (left atrium). You may need a mitral valve repair if your mitral valve isn’t working properly.

If your surgeon performs the minimally invasive mitral valve repair with the surgical robot, your surgeon will insert tiny surgical tools and cameras through one or more small chest incisions. This approach is less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery, which uses a long incision down the front of your chest.

What does a minimally invasive mitral valve repair treat?

You may need a mitral valve repair if you have:

  • Mitral valve regurgitation: The flaps in your mitral valve don’t close properly between heartbeats, which allows blood to leak backward.
  • Mitral valve stenosis: The flaps in your mitral valve stiffen and may even fuse. This decreases blood flow and narrows your mitral valve.

Why it’s Done

People with mitral valve regurgitation or stenosis may be candidates for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.


You may feel more tired than usual for a few weeks after surgery. Your surgeon gives you instructions about when you can return to work and other activities at this follow-up appointment. You’ll need to avoid heavy lifting for several weeks.

Your provider may also recommend that you complete a cardiac rehabilitation program. These programs help you increase your activity levels safely. They may also help you adopt healthier habits, such as a nutritious diet and regular exercise.

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