Kearney hospital offers less invasive heart surgery with quicker recovery

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Heart surgery often requires days of recovery in the hospital, but in central Nebraska, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

Kearney Regional Medical Center now uses Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

During this procedure, a surgeon makes a small incision near your hip instead of going through the chest.

Instead of the four to five days of recovery, patients are looking at just one day in the hospital post-operation.

Professionals say this procedure works especially well with the elderly because it’s less invasive.

Kearney Regional is the only hospital to offer the TAVR operation in central or western Nebraska.

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