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Minimally Invasive Surgery

February 20, 2019
The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.
February 14, 2019
The authors highlight useful tips and methods to avoid common pitfalls for others who are interested in adding these methods to their armamentarium.
February 11, 2019
The authors demonstrate the technical aspects of a complete portal robotic sleeve resection of the bronchus intermedius.
February 6, 2019
This video demonstrates a right upper lobectomy through a subxiphoid biportal approach. This technique offers a microinvasive surgery for major pulmonary resection with respect to safety and oncological principles, and it works in synergy with ERAS programs for better recovery.
January 17, 2019
Prakash P. Punjabi of the Imperial College in London, UK, presents the argument for conventional approaches for the treatment of mitral valve disease.
January 10, 2019
Enoch Akowuah of the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, discusses key aspects of the UK Mini Mitral Trial and sets the scene for a debate on median sternotomy versus minithoracotomy for degenerative mitral valve disease.
December 13, 2018
Torsten Doenst of the University Hospital Jena in Germany presents the argument for minimally invasive techniques over median sternotomy in the treatment of mitral valve disease.
December 3, 2018
This video demonstrates the utility of cadaveric simulation in preparation for a complete portal robotic carinal resection and reconstruction on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
November 14, 2018
The authors describe the thoracoscopic resection of a massive left atrial myxoma that was causing functional mitral stenosis.
November 12, 2018
This video demonstrates the expected anatomical findings at reoperation after transoral incisionless fundoplication.

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