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The authors demonstrate the technical aspects of a complete portal robotic sleeve resection of the bronchus intermedius.
September 12, 2011
A minimally invasive approach to resection of early stage lung cancers has been described and many favorable results validated. There is increased interest in pursuing a robotic approach as early experience indicates some potential advantages, including less pain in the early postoperative period and possibly more complete hilar and mediastinal lymph node dissection.
August 2, 2011
Transhiatal esophagectomy (THE) may be used to treat patients with either benign or malignant esophageal disease because the reconstructive result cervical esophagogastric anastomosis yields an excellent functional result with a minimum of gastroesophageal reflux. In practice, the majority of patients who require esophagectomy have malignant disease.
August 1, 2011
The video describes a left Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) upper lobectomy in an 18-month old child with infected congenital cystic adenamatoid malformation (CCAM).
July 28, 2011
The intercostal muscle is a reliable buttress for the bronchial stump following pneumonectomy and lobectomy in high risk patients. We describe a technique for flap harvest to buttress the bronchial stump after lobectomy using video assisted thoracoscopic surgery.
July 28, 2011
Dr. David discusses his routine techniques for sternotomy, cannulation, and routine aortic-valve replacement, including choice of valves and when to do a Ross procedure. Then he discusses his signature operation---the aortic valve sparing root replacement, with many valuable hints and tips.
July 27, 2011
Patients who have had a second episode of spontaneous pneumothorax are those most likely to be considered for thoracoscopic pleurectomy and apical blebectomy.

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