Will I experience any pain after robotic mitral valve surgery?

The simple answer is yes.  The pain should be much less than for patients who undergo a standard operation through the breast bone.  Most of the pain seems to abate within a few days.  We usually do a local anesthetic pain block the morning of surgery which seems to reduce the pain significantly.  Most patients are off narcotic pain medication within a week or so although results vary.


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T. Sloane Guy, MD

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