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Minimally Invasive Surgery

March 18, 2019
A number of interesting findings in early follow up of this randomized controlled trial on one type of transcatheter aortic valve against conventional surgery: the mechanics of the valve and the incidence of complete heart block, to name but a few. We await the longer follow up.
March 16, 2019
The institution-specific uptake of VATS for lung cancer resection in the US Veterans Affairs system was evaluated over the past 15 years. Uptake more than tripled during the study period, with a current mean of more than 50% among institutions. However, uptake ranged from 0 to 82% and was associated with increasing center volume.
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 27, 2019
A very useful synopsis of treatment strategies for a vexing lethal condition.
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.

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