The previous randomized study of minimally invasive esophagectomy vs open esophagectomy (TIME trial) conducted in the Netherlands demonstrated reduced pulmonary complications and LOS with MIE. Compared to the benefits of MIE in those selected high volume centers, national use of MIE was associated with increased overall complications, increased pulm
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Minimally Invasive Surgery
Implementation of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy From a Randomized Controlled Trial Setting to National Practice
June 27, 2020
Measuring Chordae Tension During Transapical Neochordae Implantation: Toward Understanding Objective Consequences of Mitral Valve Repair
October 8, 2019
An interesting pilot experiment on attempting to quantify the optimum disposition of neochordae in transapical intervention for severe mitral regurgitation.
August 6, 2019
This video demonstrates a transapical off-pump mitral valve repair case.
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
July 31, 2019
The right lateral access for minimally invasive aortic valve surgery is a superior concept, leaving the sternum and ribs untouched and allowing an unbeatable cosmetic result.
July 30, 2019
This video emphasizes technical pearls and pitfalls for a minimally invasive mitral valve repair using adjustable Gore-tex neochords via a right minithoracotomy.
July 19, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
July 10, 2019
This video demonstrates a lingula-sparing microlobectomy performed for primary pulmonary malignancy.
July 9, 2019
This video shows the technical challenges of explanting a valve-in-ring mitral valve.
June 26, 2019
This video demonstrates the team training program at the authors’ institution and crisis resource management during major bleeding in robot-assisted thoracic surgery.