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.
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October 24, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
The authors present the first case of a solitary pulmonary nodule that was diagnosed and staged with robotic bronchoscopy and resected via robotic lobectomy by the same team.
October 2, 2019
Find them here: outstanding sessions from the 33rd EACTS Annual Meeting which took place in Lisbon, Portugal.
October 1, 2019
The Hugo system includes a tower, surgeon console, surgical end effectors, and robotic arm carts. Key aspects of the Hugo system include:
September 9, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a robotic decortication for a trapped lung and a bilateral lung transplantation.
August 5, 2019
Ng and colleagues evaluated 145 studies in order to provide evidence-based statements on the optimal approach for lobectomy for non–small cell lung cancer, comparing thoracotomy, multiport video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), robotic VATS, and uniportal VATS.
July 22, 2019
This video demonstrates a robotic right lower and middle bilobectomy.
July 8, 2019
This video demonstrates the common pitfalls of robot-assisted esophagectomy and presents tips and techniques to performing the Ivor Lewis and McKeown procedures.
June 26, 2019
This video demonstrates the team training program at the authors’ institution and crisis resource management during major bleeding in robot-assisted thoracic surgery.