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January 9, 2012
This is a novel usage of an ultrasonic bone scalpel in cardiothoracic surgery used to operate on what is normally one of the most difficult situations that we face, namely the pericardiectomy of a calcified pericardium.
December 15, 2011
Prof. Hans Pilegaard has developed a novel method for Nuss bar insertion using a short bar technique. Using this technique he has performed almost 1000 Nuss procedures. In this interview he describes his technique. Intraoperative video is included of Dr. Pilegaard performing the operation at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
October 24, 2011
Prior VATS lobectomy is a relative contraindication to ipsilateral repeat VATS lobectomy due to possible technical difficulties arising from adhesions and scarring, especially at the hilum. This video describes a VATS middle lobectomy in a 63 years old ex-smoker who had a previous VATS right lower lobectomy and pulmonary tuberculosis of the right upper lobe.
October 23, 2011
The video outlines the salient clinical features of esophageal leioyomyoma and their thoracoscopic management. The pertinent surgical steps are outlined to demonstrate the surgical technique that is involved in this operation and will help surgeons adopt thoracoscopic resection as standard in the management of this benign condition.
August 7, 2011
Left Thoracoscopic Thymectomy with "Da Vinci" Robotic System in Patient with Non-thymomatous Myasthenia Gravis
August 7, 2011
August 1, 2011
The video describes a left Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) upper lobectomy in an 18-month old child with infected congenital cystic adenamatoid malformation (CCAM).
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.