14 June 2013
Dr. Todd Demmy, Clinical Chair of the Department of Thoracic Surgery and Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, has put together an impressive Video Atlas of Thorascopic Lobectomy. The Video Atlas demonstrates the basic tools, concepts, and other technology that enable the VATS lobectomy procedure.
11 June 2013
Professor Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD is Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery and Trauma at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA. He pioneered the anterior approach for VATS lobectomy and has by far the largest experience in this technique. Joel Dunning talks to Dr. McKenna about surgical approaches to emphysema and highlights of Dr. McKenna's diverse career.
28 May 2013
The TSRA Clinical Scenarios book is now available through the TSRA website as a free pdf, hardcopy from Amazon, Amazon Kindle (pending), and iPhone/iPad app. This resource consolidates common, high-yield, and important scenarios that may surface during the course of a surgeon's practice, as well as in different examinations.
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29 May 2013
CTSNet grieves with the worldwide cardiothoracic surgery community the loss of Thomas B. Ferguson, MD, one of the true pillars of the specialty. Dr. Ferguson had an extraordinarily rich association with CTSNet, serving as its Founder Editor for 10 years. A memorial service is being held for him at St. Michael’s and St. George’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis, MO, at 4 p.m., Central, on Friday, May 31.
Scimitar Syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly with a bimodal presentation that requires surgical intervention. This video illustrates a safe and minimally invasive approach to surgical correction for this anomaly performed on an adult patient.
22 April 2013
Repair of the insufficient bicuspid aortic valve is a good option for many patients. Durability is excellent, and late complications are low. Four patients with varying anatomy were repaired to illustrate operative decision-making. Surgical reconstruction now should be a primary consideration for this disorder.
3 April 2013
New Journal CME activities from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery have been added to the Congenital, Cardiac, & Thoracic Portals.
Turki B. Albacker, MD, Raja Ramankutty, MD and Eric E. Roselli, MD
Transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a feasible alternative to open techniques in high risk patients. Surgical technique and some critical tips and pitfalls are described.…more
Pablo Gamez, MD and David Gomez, MD
The treatment of central lung tumors, pneumonectomy, has been in the past the surgical procedure of choice. However bronchial and vascular reconstructive techniques offer the same oncological results sparing healthy lung tissue.