Mitral Valve replacement surgery.?
Q:anyone ever have it done? what can I expect as far as recovery time? anyone done robotic surgery for this?
More Answers to “Mitral Valve replacement surgery.?“YesMajor medical centers do this.You seem to be impressed by the “robot” called DaVinci.The doctor not the robot is doing the operation.
In the US, you would be in hospital for four days, and in post-op therapy for a month or two. The incision through the chest and sternum will be wired shut and can cause considerable discomfort post op. Be prepared for this, as you will be called upon to breathe deeply and cough every four hours, this is in order to prevent fluids from gathering in your lungs causing a common post op affliction known as pnuemonia. Good luck.