Vejthani Hospital’s heart surgeons have expertise in all types of heart valve surgeries, including complex valve repair and replacement and minimally invasive valve surgery. Our cardiac surgeons are pioneers in this field, and can often offer surgical solutions that are not available at most hospitals. Heart valve problems that benefit from surgery include congenital valve disorders, leaky valves that don't close properly (regurgitation), infected valves, and narrowed valves that don't open correctly (stenosis).
Our cardiac surgeons aim to repair malfunctioning heart valves before opting for total heart valve replacement. Heart valve repair may involve sewing damaged valve flaps or strengthening the "ring" that holds the valve in place. If valve repair is not a viable option, Vejthani Hospital cardiac surgeons can replace the faulty heart valves with artificial or biological valves taken from human or animal valve tissue. Our surgeons carefully assess which type of heart valve is best for each patient. These same specialists are currently investigating new and better methods to repair valves, and have access to the most advanced artificial valves.
Our surgeons are leaders in minimally invasive Heart valve surgery – Valve Repare and replacement
Here, our cardiac surgeons regularly take on challenging cases, such as those that involve the repair or replacement of more than one heart valve at a time, or "redo" operations to correct unsuccessful valve surgeries. Many of our patients are considered high risk, including people who have had several prior heart surgeries, those with co-existing medical conditions, elderly and overweight individuals, and people who have been turned down for heart surgery at other hospitals. While we routinely care for high-risk patients, our team welcomes any patient with a heart valve problem that can benefit from surgery.
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
Minimally invasive valve surgery is a breakthrough approach to treating heart valve disease. Rather than making a large incision through the breastbone (sternum) to gain access to the heart, this method uses sophisticated instruments to perform the surgery through a smaller incision at the side of the chest.
Minimally invasive Heart valve surgeries performed here include:
Aortic valve repair or replacement
Mitral valve repair and replacement
Tricuspid valve repair or replacement
Heart Valve Surgery Procedures
Our surgeons perform the complete range of valve repair and replacement procedures, including:
Removal of clots, such as those associated with pulmonary hypertension
Procedures for congenital heart conditions
- Minimally invasive surgery
Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery for valve repair and ultrasound exam.