CHI St. Joseph Health now offers minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, an advanced procedure that requires only a two-inch incision between the ribs rather than opening the breast bone. This method results in a shorter stay in the hospital and a faster recovery time, and a recent study shows low rates of stroke and high survival rates. By using this new procedure, the surgeon is able to make a much smaller incision and perform a more precise surgery. This results in fewer sutures, less pain for the patient, and a drastically shortened recovery period.
This minimally invasive procedure is useful for patients experiencing aortic stenosis. Symptoms of aortic stenosis include shortness of breath, swelling, fatigue, or a lessened ability to exert energy. The valve used in this procedure lasts years longer than previous valves, typically adding 10-15 years to a person’s life.
If you are experiencing aortic stenosis or an associated condition, you can trust the surgeons at CHI St. Joseph Health. We combine state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care to deliver world class standards of wellness to our community in the Brazos Valley.
CHI St. Joseph Heart Failure and Coumadin Clinic
2700 E. 29th St., Bryan, TX 77802
Phone (979) 776-4989
Fax (979) 774-2147