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Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, is a board-certified cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve surgery. Dr. Melnitchouk is assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
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Serguei Melnitchouk, MD, MPH, is a board-certified cardiac surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital specializing in coronary bypass and valve surgery with a focus on minimally invasive mitral valve surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Melnitchouk is also involved with the Lung Transplant and ECMO programs at the Mass General Transplant Center. Dr. Melnitchouk received his medical degree at Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany and his Master's of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Melnitchouk completed his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Mass General and a cardiothoracic surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He has also completed an additional fellowship training in the minimally invasive mitral valve repair at the Leipzig Heart Center, Germany. Dr. Melnitchouk is the quality director for the Division of Cardiac Surgery. He leads initiatives in identifying ways to measure the division's quality of care while improving patient care and experience. He is assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.
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New guidelines recommend mitral valve repair for asymptomatic patients with mitral valve regurgitation, allowing for comparable outcomes with faster recovery.
Dolly Lakkis—a business owner, optician and competitive dancer—didn’t have time to be sick. When mitral valve disease started to affect the quality of her life, she turned to a team of specialists at the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dolly’s doctors were able to repair her damaged heart valve with minimally invasive surgery that got her back on her feet—and back on the dance floor—as quickly as possible.
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