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Minimally Invasive Surgery

March 19, 2019
This video demonstrates a totally endoscopic bileaflet mitral valve repair through a right periareolar working incision in a young patient with Barlow's disease, using preformed PTFE chordae loops for both the anterior and posterior leaflet.
March 18, 2019
This video illustrates the use of a commercially available adjustable Gore-Tex neochord system for mitral valve repair via a right minithoracotomy minimally invasive approach.
March 12, 2019
This video shows a complex mitral valve repair using a modification of the Leipzig loop technique with a modular Gore-Tex neochord system to address the anterior and the posterior leaflet.
March 7, 2019
Gaetano Rocco of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA, argues that improved training is critical for the future of minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
March 4, 2019
The authors present the repair of a ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm via a right anterior minithoracotomy.
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.

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