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Robotic Diaphragm Plication
This video documents the author's technique for robotic diaphragm plication. The robot is docked below the patient. Ten horizontal mattress sutures are placed in the chest under CO2. A 4-port technique is used.
|Figure 1: Pre-operative CXR of the patient shows a left-sided paralyzed diaphragm.||
Figure 2: Post-operative day two CXR of the patient after the diaphragm plication.