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CTSNet is celebrating twenty-five years of connecting the global cardiothoracic community! For the big anniversary, members new and old told us what they appreciate about the site and our free... More
June 5, 2014
This article describes a simplified Collis gastroplasty technique performed via left chest, which negates the need for wedge fundectomy. This technique potentially saves OR time and cost, while hypothetically reducing morbidity.
June 4, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting, the roundtable discussion focuses on the growing role of women in the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
May 28, 2014
J. Matthew Reinersman presents a new technique that combines POEM and laparoscopic dor fundoplication.
May 22, 2014
David Sugarbaker, Director of the International Mesothelioma Program, discusses the use of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the treatment of mesothelioma.
May 15, 2014
Betty Tong, Co-Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at Duke University Medical Center, discusses the process of establishing a lung cancer screening program.
May 13, 2014
This video shows a left thoracotomy approach to a giant epiphrenic diverticulum in a symptomatic patient.
May 7, 2014
At the culmination of years of formal training, cardiothoracic surgery residents are faced with the reality of entering individual practice. Making this transition smoothly, the value of early mentorship, and other pearls are discussed in this roundtable discussion, which was filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
April 21, 2014
This video demonstrates a left video-assisted thoracoscopic sleeve lower lobectomy in a 68-year-old male smoker with an endobronchial squamous cell carcinoma of the left lower lobe.
April 17, 2014
This video demonstrates a left upper lobe posterior and apical segmentectomy, preserving the lingular and anterior segment, in a patient with impaired lung function.
April 14, 2014
This video demonstrates the technical details of a primary tracheal tumor resection involving the cervical trachea; the procedure was performed after radiotherapy and brachytherapy, following emergency laser-assisted rigid bronchoscopy.

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