This great video documents the beginning of the first successful robotic mitral surgery program in the UK, by Paul Modi and proctored by Doug Murphy.
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February 19, 2018
January 26, 2018
A clear message (although no causation is proven) regarding an important patient-centered research question, going bravely against the tide.
January 25, 2018
This video shows a totally endoscopic repair of a Barlow's mitral valve.
January 25, 2018
A large follow-up study comparing repair and replacement results and trends. Of particular interest to the UK and European readership is the page 113 discussion on the center of mitral excellence principle.
January 22, 2018
A model analysis of a phase I surgical device trial. The readable editorial discusses the adoption of surgical innovation on the occasion of a harmonic sealing device for pulmonary resections, highlighting the problem of ligating small branches of the pulmonary artery in confined spaces.
January 15, 2018
In this video-based article, Sarsam and colleagues demonstrate the use of continuous barbed sutures in four robotic procedures, two wedge bronchoplasties and two sleeve bronchoplasties.
January 13, 2018
Interesting research/opinion piece about how the introduction of robots has forced a change in surgical training, with some residents gaining skill through a process of "shadow learning."
January 5, 2018
A large cadaveric study of the scalloping of normal mitral valve leaflets. As the accompanying editorial points out, it would be useful to correlate the cadaveric observations to imaging and surgical anatomy.
December 11, 2017
Find it here: The 4M Symposium on Robotic Thoracic Surgery on CTSNet.
November 20, 2017
This video shows a five-port technique for robot-assisted resection of hilar lung cancer.