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2022 Surgical Robotics and Innovation Summit: Cardiac Program

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Keep up with the world of cardiac robotics surgery by viewing the 2022 Surgical Robotics and Innovation Summit, held in June 2022 in Sydney, Australia, in partnership with the ANNALS of Cardiothoracic Surgery and CTSNet. The program has been divided into two videos—a morning session and an afternoon session.

Held every year, this multidisciplinary and multispecialty meeting brings together professionals from across the world to one place. Speakers bring their unique experiences and insights into their respective practices to discuss surgical robotics and innovation in the modern world.



Session 1 began with opening remarks given by Tristan Yan and an introduction provided by Johannes Bonatti. The topics covered through presentations include the history of robotic cardiac surgery by Randolph Chitwood; totally endoscopic “percutaneous” robotic mitral valve repair by Sloane Guy; the peri-areolar approach to robotic mitral valve repair by Francesco Musumeci; robotic mitral repair—string, ruler, and bulldog by Tristan Yan; robotic septal myectomy by Naihsin Chi; and lessons learned from robotic mitral repair by Randolph Chitwood.



Session 2 covered topics including pathological complexity in robotic mitral repair and robotic aortic valve replacement by Vinay Badhwar; implementation of clinical robotic mitral valve surgery programs by Bob Kiaii; robotic redo mitral surgery by Naihsin Chi; robotic myxoma resection by Thierry Folliguet; and technical aspects of robotic-assisted myxoma resection by Johannes Bonatti.

Both sessions were moderated by Martin Misfeld, Johannes Bonatti, Randolph Chitwood, and Tristan Yan.


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