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Robotic Surgery for Heart Conditions

NYU Langone’s Robotic Surgery Center is internationally known for its robotic-assisted cardiac procedures. Our surgeons have performed more than 400 procedures to date.

Robotic Mitral Valve Repair Techniques

During the past two decades, our experts have been worldwide leaders in developing robotic approaches to mitral valve repair. Our surgeons are among the most experienced in performing invasive mitral valve repair procedures. NYU Langone is one of the few medical centers in the nation to offer robotic mitral valve repair through the Heart Valve Center.

VIDEO: Robotic mitral valve repair

VIDEO: When Jay Potter was diagnosed with a severe heart murmur, Dr. Didier Loulmet treated him using minimally invasive robotic heart surgery.

Robotic Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Our surgeons have also made great strides in improving minimally invasive approaches to coronary artery bypass surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.

In addition, our robotic cardiac surgeons have begun partnering with our interventional cardiologists to perform a new hybrid procedure that combines noninvasive angioplasty with a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted coronary bypass procedure.

This new approach restores blood flow to a patient’s heart through previously clogged arteries without having to cut through the chest bone or place the patient on a heart–lung machine. For patients who are candidates for the procedure, this allows for a much quicker recovery and less postoperative pain compared with traditional surgery.

Types of Robotic Cardiac Surgery at NYU Langone

We are currently one of just a few centers in the Northeast to perform robotic-assisted surgeries for the following cardiac conditions:

  • cardiac tumor removal
  • combined coronary artery bypass and angioplasty, a hybrid procedure
  • mitral valve repair
  • tricuspid valve repair
  • atrial septal defect closure

Contact Us

Our robotic surgical team at NYU Langone’s Heart Valve Center includes Dr. Didier Loulmet and Dr. Eugene Grossi. Dr. Loulmet performed, along with Dr. Alain Carpentier, the first robotic mitral valve repair procedure in 1998 and is a pioneer in the development of robotic cardiac procedures. Dr. Grossi is another leader in the development of minimally invasive mitral valve repair and one of the earliest investigators of robot-assisted mitral valve repair techniques.

To make an appointment or learn more about our services, please call 646-501-0264.