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Robin Williams: Went quite well

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On Friday (March 20), Actor Robin Williams underwent heart surgery to replace his aortic valve. Dr. A. Mark Gillinov told press:

“Mr. Williams’ operation went extremely well, and we expect him to make a full recovery. The 3-1/2-hour heart surgery was conducted to replace his aortic valve, repair his mitral valve and correct his irregular heart beat.”

“His heart is strong, and he will have normal heart function in the coming weeks with no limitations on what he’ll be able to do. A couple of hours after surgery, he was entertaining the medical team and making us all laugh.”

Meanwhile, Robin was very complimentary of the doctors involved, He said:

“The professionals at the University of Miami Hospital and ultimately at the Cleveland Clinic were all fantastic. I can’t thank them enough for their kindness and dedication while I was in their care. I must also thank all the people who have expressed their love and concern for me. I have been deeply touched by their support.”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009