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Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jay Pal of the University of Colorado moderates a discussion on medical volunteerism.
February 2, 2011
This video demonstrates precision cautery excision of a deep-seated right upper lobe hamartoma through VATS.  The VATS procedure is done totally endoscopically under direct monitor vision.
January 10, 2011
Type IV paraesophageal hernia can be a complicated problem which may be managed from various surgical approaches.  This video describes the technical aspects of a laparascopic approach and the necessity of adhering to the surgical principles required for a successful repair.
November 8, 2010
This video demonstrates the technical details of videothoracoscopic parietal pleurectomy and decortication for tuberculosis empyema in a 24-year old male patient suffering from dyspnea.
September 1, 2010
A unique approach to surgical repair in a very high-risk patient with severe peripheral and cerebrovascular occlusive disease, coronary artery disease, chronic renal failue and COPD is described.
May 10, 2010
This case illustrates a combined video assisted right upper lobectomy followed by en bloc resection of involved chest wall and vertebral body through a posterior approach. It demonstrates that minimally invasive techniques may be applied to patients with advanced lung cancers to reduce patient morbidity.
January 5, 2010
This video describes a new technique for removing or sampling lymph nodes from the superior mediastinum through a left thoracotomy, without the arch mobilisation and the ductus division, on patients with left sided hilar primary lung cancer.  This novel technique helps to detect the occult mediastinal disease.
July 21, 2009
This video shows a left lower lobe sleeve resection (reimplantation of the left upper lobe bronchus into the left mainstem bronchus) for a carcinoid tumor in the left lower lobe bronchus.
May 26, 2009
Pulmonary endoarterectomy is the treatment of choice in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Traditionally, PEA is achieved by adopting periods of deep hypothermia at 18° Celsius and circulatory arrest. We present an alternative strategy, based on the application of a negative pressure in the left chambers and also in the superior vena cava.
March 24, 2009
Minimally invasive VATS enucleation of a proximal esophageal leiomyoma is a safe approach to treat this unusual benign esophageal tumor.

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