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Minimally Invasive Surgery

June 5, 2017
In this video, the authors demonstrate the feasibility of performing a complex aortic valve repair for aortic valve endocarditis via an upper partial sternotomy.
June 2, 2017
The author demonstrates the technique for a VATS sleeve lobectomy in an 82-year-old woman.
June 1, 2017
Niv Ad of West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute, Morgantown, West Virginia, discusses the benefits of using a fibrillating-heart technique in minimally invasive mitral surgery.
May 30, 2017
Tristan Yan, Martin Misfeld, and Joel Dunning present a seven-part step-by-step video series on the mini-Bentall procedure and hemiarch replacement.
May 18, 2017
This video demonstrates a complex segmental resection via the uniportal VATS technique in a 65-year-old woman with a lesion located between S2 and S6 of the right lung.
May 2, 2017
This video demonstrates the periareolar approach to mitral valve repair in a 52-year-old patient with A2 prolapse and severe, symptomatic mitral regurgitation.
May 1, 2017
Intuitive have announced the availability of a new robotic called the Da Vinci X. This will have all the technology of the Latest Xi but at lower cost.  Interesting development as Medtronic and Ethicon both prepare to bring their robotic platforms to the market in the coming months. 
April 20, 2017
Peter Licht of Odense University Hospital, Denmark, discusses the increasing use of the VATS approach in general thoracic surgery, and considers potential future developments.
April 13, 2017
Thierry Carrel of University Hospital Bern, Switzerland, discusses outcomes of minimally invasive mitral valve surgery, and explores the possible contraindications of minimally invasive approaches.
April 12, 2017
This video demonstrates how VATS can be utilized for rib resection.

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