In the performance of a three-port VATS plication,the authors demonstrate the use of novel tools to perform horizontal mattress sutures running in an oblique fashion .
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October 24, 2016
July 26, 2016
This video demonstrates a uniportal VATS diaphragm plication for a patient with diaphragm eventration of an unknown cause.
June 14, 2016
This video demonstrates the authors’ laparoscopic technique for repair of a diaphragmatic hernia after a heart transplant.
April 8, 2016
This video provides an introduction to an online course designed to accelerate surgical skill acquisition prior to on-site surgical simulation workshops in developing countries.
February 9, 2016
This video demonstrates a technique for laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni hernia, with and without excision of the sac.
October 28, 2015
The authors demonstrate a laparoscopic diaphragmatic plication for paralysis or eventration.
August 24, 2015
This video illustrates a laparoscopic, robot-assisted hemidiaphragm plication.
August 11, 2015
This video demonstrates a laparoscopic repair of symptomatic left-side Bochdalek hernia in a 20-year-old female.
June 15, 2015
This video documents the author's technique for robotic diaphragm plication.
Long-term Quality of Life and Risk Factors for Recurrence After Laparoscopic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernia
May 21, 2015
This prospective observational study followed 111 patients for 3 years after laparoscopic repair of a type III paraesophageal hernia. QOL improved at all postoperative time intervals from 28.5 preop to about 10. The radiographic recurrence rate was 27% at 1 year. Hernias involving most of the stomach were more likely to recur than smaller hernias.