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July 28, 2011
Dr. David discusses his routine techniques for sternotomy, cannulation, and routine aortic-valve replacement, including choice of valves and when to do a Ross procedure. Then he discusses his signature operation---the aortic valve sparing root replacement, with many valuable hints and tips.
May 22, 2011
Dr. Sergeant is a past president of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and is is the clinical director of the K.U.Leuven OPCAB Training and Re-training School. Dr. Sergeant discusses off-pump surgery techniques and provides tips for performing the procedures.
April 26, 2011
Dr. Treasure is a past president of the European Association of Cardio-thoracic Surgery and was chairman of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons metastasectomy guideline project. Here, Dr. Treasure discusses pulmonary metastasectomy in depth and talks about the PULMICC trial.
Routine Systematic Mediastinal Nodal Dissection During VATS Major Pulmonary Resections—The Southampton Technique
March 10, 2011
Systematic nodal dissection is increasingly becoming an integral part of VATS lobectomy for early lung cancer. This video gives details demonstrating the author's technique of en-bloc mediastinal nodal dissection, which is a modification of the original Naruke technique.
February 15, 2011
James Luketich, MD, interviews Mark Orringer, MD, who discusses the procedure that he helped pioneer: thetranshiatal esophagectomy. He reviews the key steps in the procedure to make this a successful operation.
Precision Cautery Excision of Deep-Seated Lung Hamartoma by Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
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.
Dacron Patch Aortoplasty for Descending Thoracic Aortic Pseudoaneurysm due to Penetrating Atherosclerotic Ulcer
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.
Combined Video Assisted Lobectomy and En Bloc Vertebral Resection for a T4 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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.