Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano features an impressive repair rate for degenerative mitral valve disease, using a variety of techniques. We feature surgeons on the medical staff with more than 20 years of experience and specialization in managing mitral valve conditions such as mitral regurgitation.
We offer several kinds of mitral valve repair procedures to restore mitral valve functioning. Traditionally, mitral valve repair is performed through open heart surgery. In open heart surgery, the surgeon opens the chest at the breastbone, stops the patient's heart, and connects the patient to a heart-lung machine. Although safe and effective, this method is invasive and requires a longer recovery period.
In addition to expertise in open valve surgery, the surgeons on our medical staff also specialize in minimally invasive repair of mitral valves. These procedures feature smaller incisions that are made between the ribs without cutting the breastbone. Smaller incisions tend to be less traumatic, decrease the risk of bleeding, cause less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times.
The Heart Hospital can perform a range of complex mitral valve procedures, including double and triple valve procedures featuring mitral valve plus aortic and/or tricuspid valve repair. Some of the ways in which your surgeon can repair your mitral valve include:
If you have a mitral valve condition and are in need of an evaluation and possible surgical treatment or if you are interested in other clinical trials that are available, talk to your physician or cardiologist about a referral. Patients should call 1.855.922.9567 for a referral to a physician. Referring physicians may call 469.814.3565 to schedule a patient for evaluation. To learn about current research studies, call 469.814.4720.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano or Baylor Scott & White Health.