Robotic-Assisted Mitral Valve Repair

In this presentation, Johannes Bonatti, MD, FETCS, describes the benefits of utilizing robotic-assisted surgery when performing a mitral valve repair.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the utility of including robotic-assisted surgery at home institutions, weighing patient benefits and equipment requirements
  • Identify which patients qualify for robotic-assisted surgery and which patients do not based on comorbidities and other factors
  • Identify different medical conditions that qualify for robotic-assisted surgery
  • Develop a training plan for robotic-assisted training


Dr. Bonatti has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters' disclosures of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients is listed above. No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers, and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 12/8/2021 | Last Modified On: 12/8/2021 | Expires: 12/8/2022


December 8, 2021


December 8, 2022

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Johannes Bonatti, MD

Johannes Bonatti, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Director of Cardiac Robotic Surgery, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute

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