Tag: minimally invasive

1. Researchers found significant variation in utilization of minimally invasive surgery in US hospitals.  2. Urban and not-for-profit hospitals were found to be high users of minimally invasive surgery.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: Existing literature has shown that for certain surgeries, minimally invasive surgical...
Image: PD 1. Between 75 and 125 minimally invasive mitral valve surgeries needed to be performed by surgeons to overcome the learning curve for this procedure. 2. Surgeons needed to perform the operation more than once per week to sustain results. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: The surgical learning curve, a...