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Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery (MIVS)

For Aortic & Mitral Valve Conditions


Call (718) 283-7364 for an appointment with a Structural Heart specialist or request an appointment online.


Minimally invasive heart surgery is a technique that allows your cardiac surgeon to perform procedures on the heart through small incisions between the ribs (which avoids splitting the breastbone) or through a small incision in the upper breastbone.

Your cardiac surgeon will review the results of your medical history and your current condition to determine whether you are a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. During this process, our surgical care team will carefully compare the advantages and disadvantages of minimally invasive techniques versus traditional surgical techniques.


Potential benefits of minimally invasive surgery can also include:

  • Less pain and scarring

  • Improved healing time

  • Less risk of wound infection

  • A quicker return to normal activities

  • Reduced blood loss and fewer transfusions