Minimally invasive plication of the diaphragm is a life changing procedure for patients affeted by diaphragm paralysis. The three-port procedure was conceived in Middlesbrough and it is now spreading around UK and beyond.
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Glasgow Grandmother's "New Lease of Life" After Becoming Only Second Scot to Undergo Pioneering New Lung Op
December 23, 2017
September 6, 2017
This 3D video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication.
Effect of Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training on Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Gradients After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
July 12, 2017
Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) with the Powerbreathe device was assessed with regard to whether A-a gradients and inspiratory muscle power would be improved after CABG. A group of 40 male patients were randomized to receiving (20) or not receiving (20) preop IMT.
June 15, 2017
Prospective observational cohort study of 106 patients undergoing repair of giant paraesphageal hernia (GPEH) with near complete follow-up at 1 year. Outcomes measured at the first postoperative visit and at one year were radiographic recurrence, patient satisfaction and GERD-HRQL score.
May 27, 2017
In this single site retrospective review, outcomes of repair of giant paraesophageal hiatal hernia were reviewed with respect to the effects of patient age. Patients aged 80 or greater had greater comorbidity at the time of surgery, more often had Type IV hernias, and underwent emergency intervention more often. The incidence of postoperative compl
April 17, 2017
In a retrospective review of patients undergoing esophagectomy at two high volume centers, the incidence of hiatal hernia was 5% - 10%. The incidence did not differ between open and MIE approaches. Two-thirds of the hernias were discovered incidentally, although half of those patients were symptomatic.
January 30, 2017
This video illustrates optimal robot docking, port placement, and surgical technique for a robot-assisted right-sided diaphragmatic plication.
December 21, 2016
This video presents a VATS treatment of an 86-year-old woman who suffered a diaphragmatic laceration after a car accident.
December 14, 2016
This video describes the steps taken to access a bronchogenic cyst through the diaphragm, and how to repair the diaphragm afterwards.
November 21, 2016
This video demonstrates a VATS procedure performed on a 16-year-old male who had been stabbed in the right lower chest.