Hi, I'm a pretty healthy 53 y.o. (Until recently) Male that has to have surgery to repair torn chordae as I am having regurgitation. I have heard nothing but positive things about the mini surgery, but when I met My surgeon he said he can do either, but if it was him he would have the traditional surgery via opening the sternum. He said it was less painful and operating time was faster. I am now trying to decide which route to go. Any suggestions from folks that have had either type of surgery would be appreciated. Thx, LPView Thread
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