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#12: CTSNet Beat Podcast: Diaphragm Plication, Robotic Alternatives, Reducing Unnecessary X-rays, Job Highlights

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

This Beat episode, hosted by Brian Mitzman MD, general thoracic surgeon with the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, focuses on two recent CTSNet videos: robotic diaphragm plication and "robotic-alternative" instrumentation. He then looks into a recent Annals of Thoracic Surgery publication analyzing how to decrease overutilization of postoperative chest X-rays. Finally, Dr Mitzman takes a dive into the current CT surgery job market. For more information on this episode's topics, links are provided:

  1. Kraev A, Gregory J, Counts S. Robotic Left Diaphragm Plication Using Automatic (Cor-Knot) Device. CTSNet. February 2021. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.13957454
  2. Dunning J, Colman A. VATS Wristed Instruments in a Middle Lobectomy and Control of Bleeding. CTSNet. February 2021. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.14047058
  3. Porter ED, Kelly JL, Fay KA, Hasson RM, Millington TM, Finley DJ, et al. Reducing Unnecessary Chest X-Ray Films After Thoracic Surgery: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Ann Thorac Surg. 2021;111:1012-1018.
  4. CTSNet Career Center

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