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The authors present a useful resource in the management of pulmonary sequestration, with consideration to advancements in robotic technology.
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 30, 2015
In this video, the authors describe their experience using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to transplant in a morbidly obese pediatric patient with severe heart failure due to viral myocarditis.
June 29, 2015
This video shows a minimally invasive repair of a pectus excavatum through a periareolar incision.
June 24, 2015
This clinical case describes the successful treatment of severe aortic stenosis in a patient whose aortic anatomy precluded the traditional TAo approach. A 10mm Dacron graft was anastomosed end-to-side to provide adequate distance between the aortic annulus and the sheath insertion site.
June 23, 2015
This video demonstrates the performance of a VATS trisegmentectomy on a patient with a left upper lobe cT1aN0 adenocarcinoma.
June 16, 2015
This video shows the surgical technique for a single-port thymectomy through an infrasternal approach.
June 15, 2015
This video documents the author's technique for robotic diaphragm plication.
June 2, 2015
This video shows a uniportal VATS surgery to evacuate a hematoma in a 78-year-old woman.
June 1, 2015
This video shows an aortic valve replacement in a patient with severe aortic stenosis through a minimally invasive right thoracotomy approach. The postoperative follow-up was uneventful and the patient was discharged on post-operative day six.

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