Tricuspid valve leakage is frequently associated with mitral valve leakage. When the tricuspid valve leaks severely this place a great deal of strain on the right side of the heart. When the tricuspid valve leaks severely we repair it and in most cases are able to repair it with the DaVinci robot through the same incision utilized for a robotic mitral valve repair.
Robotic tricuspid valve repair allows for a faster recovery. (2 weeks vs. 2 months, fewer transfusions, a reduced risk of infection, and a much better cosmetic result).