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June 12, 2014
Francis Nichols of the Mayo Clinic discusses use and implantation techniques of a LINX device to manage gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
June 11, 2014
This video demonstrates an ITA harvest for CABG. It was designed specifically for cardiothoracic surgery residents, and includes a step-by-step approach to enhance safety and reproducibility.
June 10, 2014
Dawn Jaroszewski, Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic (Arizona), discusses the potential advantages of minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) over open esophagectomy, and shares the Mayo Clinic’s current method for MIE.
June 9, 2014
A step-by-step guide for performing an aortic root replacement with the Freestyle Aortic Root. Safeguards and pitfalls are reviewed.
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.
June 2, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed proximal anastomosis.
May 28, 2014
J. Matthew Reinersman presents a new technique that combines POEM and laparoscopic dor fundoplication.
May 27, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this roundtable discussion focuses on the treatment of mitral valve disease. Vinod Thourani moderates the discussion with Gorav Ailawadi, Vinay Badhwar, and Michael Argenziano.
May 22, 2014
David Sugarbaker, Director of the International Mesothelioma Program, discusses the use of extrapleural pneumonectomy in the treatment of mesothelioma.