Terylan Walker overcomes mitral valve regurgitation with treatment using robotic surgery at The University of Kansas Health System
"When you've had heart surgery, the first thing people look for is that scar on your chest," says Terylan Walker. "But it's just not that way with robotic surgery."
Rather than have open chest surgery to repair her leaking mitral valve, Walker took advantage of minimally invasive robotic surgery at The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City. The innovative procedure offers many benefits, including minimal blood loss, less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications.
Amazed at her good fortune to find this option close to home, the Tonganoxie, Kansas, resident was initially concerned whether it would be available to her.