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Minimally invasive cardiac surgery

The Da Vinci Robot

Richard J Shemin, MD, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, discusses minimally invasive cardiac surgery using the Da Vinci Robot, which now gives patients with mitral valve disease, aortic valve disease, ASD and those who require CABG a minimal hospital stay, fewer complications and less disability time.

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