In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery Interview, Joel Dunning speaks with W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., the first surgeon to perform robotic mitral valve operations in the United States.
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February 5, 2020
This video demonstrates a robotic approach for bilateral sympathectomy.
January 15, 2020
In this video, the authors demonstrate a minimally invasive robotic tracheobronchoplasty in a patient with significant tracheobronchomalacia with excessive dynamic airway compromise.
December 19, 2019
The authors describe the case report of a young woman with catamenial pneumothorax who underwent surgical treatment by robotic assisted thoracoscopy.
December 9, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a technique of robotic-assisted bronchoplasty using a continuous unidirectional barbed suture.
November 27, 2019
The authors present the case of a 79-year-old man with early stage lung cancer in the left apicoposterior segment.
November 20, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a robotic right lower lobe sleeve resection for a carcinoid tumor.
November 6, 2019
This video demonstrates the resection of a proximal typical carcinoid tumor of the singular bronchus that required the bronchus to be cut and then sutured closed.
October 24, 2019
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Marco Nardini speaks with Franca Melfi of the University of Pisa in Italy about her experience with robotic thoracic surgery technology.
Incidence, Management, and Outcomes of Intraoperative Catastrophes During Robotic Pulmonary Resection
October 24, 2019
This multiinstitutional study including advocates of robotic lung resection identified a 1.9% incidence of intraoperative castrophes, most commonly pulmonary arterial bleeding. Patients at risk had lower FEV1%, higher clinical stage, and more frequent preoperative radiation therapy.