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Minimally Invasive Portal


Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the STSA, this video demonstrates a minimally invasive technique to plicate, narrow, and straighten the esophagus.
January 18, 2016
HOCM with a high intracavitary gradient is a challenging operation. The endoscopic transmitral approach provides the surgeon with better visualization of the hypertrophic muscle to be resected.
January 13, 2016
This video demonstrates the technical strategy for the resection of a complex posterior mediastinal cyst.
January 11, 2016
The authors present the case of a mediastinal teratoma abutting the right upper lobe, compressing the superior vena cava (SVC) and innominate vein.
January 4, 2016
This video demonstrates a trans-xiphoideusal single port lobectomy in a 52-year-old female patient.
December 14, 2015
This video demonstrates an extended thymectomy through a subxiphoid port in a 51-year-old female patient, who presented with a 2.5 cm thymoma and myasthenia gravis.
December 10, 2015
This video shows how the use of intrathoracic CO2 insufflation opens up the cervical space to allow for excellent visualization of the superior horns.
December 8, 2015
This video shows a laparoscopic resection of a symptomatic esophageal pulsion diverticulum arising from the abdominal esophagus, in a patient with hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter (HLES).
December 2, 2015
This video shows a right axillary Edwards SAPIEN 3 TAVR implanted through the new apical Certitude delivery system, in a patient with severe aortic stenosis. The postoperative follow-up was uneventful and the patient was discharged home on postoperative day three.
December 1, 2015
This video demonstrates a right upper lobe microlobectomy. It illustrates the complete division of the right upper lobe vein using only the Ethicon Enseal, a bipolar energy device.
November 24, 2015
This video shows a VATS lower bilobectomy of the lung with systematic lymph node dissection for NSCLC, using a “fissure last” technique.