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Mitral valve surgery

If you have mitral valve disease then book an appointment today to see a specialist who can look into helping you with Mitral valve surgery.

What is mitral valve disease?

The mitral valve allows the blood to pass from the left atrium to the left ventricle, and closes when the ventricle is full to prevent backflow into the lungs.

Mitral valve disease is where the valve does not open properly and is narrowed, or does not close properly. This causes an increased pressure in the heart and lungs, causing symptoms of palpitations, breathlessness and tiredness. If left untreated, it can lead to heart failure because the heart can no longer pump enough blood around the body.

For an accurate mitral valve disease diagnosis, the consultant will perform tests like:

Surgery is required to either replace or mend the mitral valve in the heart and can be performed by sternotomy or by keyhole.

The surgery will definitely improve your quality of life by relieving breathlessness and chest pain and increase your energy levels.

Depending on the progress of the disease, the alternatives to the surgery could be drug treatments such as diuretics, ACE-inhibitors and digoxin are the main alternatives to surgery. 

How to pay for your procedure

Mitral valve replacement costs are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation.

Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

Specialists Offering Mitral valve surgery

Mr Inderpaul Birdi

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

BMedSci (Hon), BM, BS, FRCS (CTh), MCh, PGDip (Law)

BMI The Park Hospital

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Mr David James Barron

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon


BMI The Priory Hospital

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Mr Franco Sogliani

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon


BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Alex Shipolini

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon


BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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