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Minimally Invasive Surgery

November 15, 2018
An interesting randomized controlled trial asserting robustly that endoscopic harvesting of saphenous vein is: (1) better for leg dehiscence and (2) at least noninferior for MACE compared to the conventional open "full touch" method.
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.
October 16, 2018
The authors demonstrate a right axillary artery cannulation with limited surgical exposure and percutaneous two-stage venous cannulation for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
September 28, 2018
Find it here: the 5th International VATS Symposium in Monza, Italy.
September 25, 2018
The authors demonstrate their multidisciplinary approach to aortic valve replacement using a right anterior minithoracotomy, the implantation of a sutureless Perceval® S Valve, and ultrafast-track anesthetic protocols.
August 23, 2018
Mark Ferguson of the University of Chicago moderates a discussion on technical innovations in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
August 21, 2018
The authors demonstrate the resection of fibroelastoma from the mitral valve by a minimally invasive approach.
August 21, 2018
For high volume surgeons (defined as 20 or more annual lobectomies), the use of a robotic approach had a lower conversion to open rate  and a lower complication rate, while having a mean operating time that was 25 min longer on average compared to a VATS approach.
August 17, 2018
Among the scientific sessions at the ISMICS Annual Meeting was the Subramanian Innovation Award Presentations, where three finalists presented innovations geared toward minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery.

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