Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
Minimally invasive techniques can offer a quick recovery for heart surgery patients. Benefits include:
- less blood loss
- fewer blood transfusions
- an earlier hospital discharge
- fewer physical restrictions during the postoperative recovery period.
Heart Valve Surgery Procedures
Advanced minimally invasive heart surgery techniques are used to treat all types of heart valve disease, such as aortic stenosis and mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation, and certain types of congenital heart disease such as septal defects. In addition, they can be used to treat leaky heart valves.
Minimally invasive techniques are also used to treat aortic aneurysms, either directly through a small incision in the chest wall or with a stent graft inserted from a groin artery.
Learn more about minimally invasive heart surgery at Fletcher Allen:
- Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Scheduling a Consultation
Have a discussion with your doctor about minimally invasive heart valve surgery and if you should consider the procedure. If you decide together that you would like to learn more, your doctor can refer you to Fletcher Allen's team of cardiothoracic surgeons.
Our Heart Surgery Team – Researchers & Academic Practitioners
Fletcher Allen cardiothoracic surgeons use innovative therapies, while teaming with cardiologists and vascular specialists, to offer less invasive and advanced approaches to treat cardiovascular disease.
Our surgeons are University of Vermont College of Medicine researchers and educators, teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians.
As research leaders, Fletcher Allen surgeons lecture locally and internationally, and regularly participate in national clinical trials.
We are members of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, a New England area consortium of hospitals of which Fletcher Allen is a founding member, and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Vermont.