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This video shows a thoracic surgical tutorial detailing a VATS microportal utility incision free mediastinal lymph node biopsy on 31-year-old woman with suspected lymphoma.
September 21, 2015
In this video, the authors demonstrate their first robotic left pneumonectomy for a pT2N1 neoplasm.
September 1, 2015
In this video, the authors demonstrate a left 3-arm robotic approach for extended thymectomy.
August 26, 2015
Vinod Thourani, Michael Mack, Wilson, Szeto, Eric Roselli, and Gorav Ailawadi discuss percutaneous mitral valve repair at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting.
August 17, 2015
This video demonstrates a left pneumonectomy by single-port approach for a primary squamous cell carcinoma.
August 4, 2015
This video shows a technique for the gradual transition from a conventional 3/4-port, to a 2-port, and finally to a single-port approach for thoracoscopic anatomic lung resections.
July 30, 2015
Joel Dunning moderates a discussion on the subxiphoid approach in cardiac and general thoracic surgery with Mark Levinson, Chia Chaun Liu, and Takashi Suda.
July 23, 2015
Scott Swanson, Shanda Blackmon, Robert Cerfolio, and Bernard Park discuss minimally invasive lung surgery, highlighting robotic and video-assisted methods.
July 14, 2015
Intraoperative events during VATS lobectomy should be expected. The management of these events is critical to achieving a good patient outcome. This video advocates for a preventative strategy, practicing event management, and communicating specific skills to address intraoperative events such as pulmonary artery bleeding.
July 1, 2015
This video presents a single-port VATS right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy for a stage I carcinoid tumor in a 52-year-old patient. Sleeve lobectomy is a challenging and complex procedure. Typical carcinoids occluding the right upper lobe bronchus present an ideal opportunity for sleeve upper lobectomy due to their indolent nature and excellent oncologic outcomes.
June 29, 2015
This video shows a minimally invasive repair of a pectus excavatum through a periareolar incision.

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