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Total Hospital Cost of Robotic or Conventional Open-Chest Mitral Valve Repair Surgery is Similar

Mayo Clinic study examines costs following operating room and recovery improvement efforts ROCHESTER, Minn. —  Sept. 30, 2013  — The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery — from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital until release — is similar, whether performed through small port incisions using robotic [...]

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Early Surgery Better Than Watchful Waiting for Patients with Severe Mitral Valve Regurgitation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 8, 2013 — Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it [...]

Created by Traci Klein

Cost of Robotic or Conventional Open-Chest Mitral Valve Repair Surgery Is Similar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob3XDMIKHu8 The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery is similar whether performed through small port incisions using robotic equipment or via the conventional open-chest method. A Mayo Clinic study of 370 patients found the decrease in cost over time was associated with systems innovation efforts designed to decrease the economic footprint [...]

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