Minimal invasive cardiac surgery ( without sternotomy) is such a advance technique that it made possible to do cardiac surgery even on CPB . Recovery is just like general surgery and we are continuously evolving further with equal safety and quality as Sternotomy . Like in this lady we did Mitral valve replacement with heart port technique . And you can see the patient sitting on bed and mobilised on 1st post op day. And ready to go home on 3rd post op day. Previously we cannot imagine this.