Features July 2019 Issue

The Advantages of Robotic Surgery for Valve Disease

First, the surgeon places the robotic arm with instruments at the surgery site: for example, at the diseased valve. A camera enables him to view the site up close on a monitor. Once the arm is in place, he moves to a console and controls the robotic arm remotely.

The Advantages of Robotic Surgery for Valve Disease

Robotic assistance increases the chance of a successful outcome.

"Robotic technology is critical to our goal of treating disease with as little collateral injury as possible," says Cleveland Clinic thoracic surgeon Sudish Murthy, MD, PhD, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery for lung and esophageal cancer.

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