Number of Procedures Performed: As chief surgeon, Prof. Aybek at the University of TOBB, Ankara/Turkey, he perform near to 1,000 heart surgeries each year. The majority of Dr. Aybek's procedures are heart valve procedures, especially mitral valve surgery. Dr. Aybek performs more mitral valve surgeries each year than any other surgeon in the world (250 cases/year).
The mortality rate of minimally invasive mitral valve repair at the TOBB University amounted to 0.4%.
Please check Prof. Aybek's statement about "Closed Chest" Mitral Valve Procedures (via 4 cm endoscopic mitral valve surgery) at the page : https://tayfunaybek.com/package/closed-chest-mitra... as well as please visit Dr. Aybek's Web Page & see statement about Key Hole Cardiac Surgery at : https://tayfunaybek.com/bulletin/480-keyhole-heart...
To Compare the results with STS please check the link below :
1) Trends in mitral valve surgery in the United States: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 May;87(5):1431-7 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19379881