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May 13, 2012
Ever controversial, Dr Randas Batista is best known for the operation that bears his name, otherwise known as a reduction ventriculoplasty, that caused a huge amount of interest in the USA and Europe 10 years ago as an alternative to transplantation for heart failure. A maverick to some, but a resourceful innovator working in a developing country to others.
April 1, 2012
April 1st 2012 is the 20th Anniversary of VATS lobectomy at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Twenty years ago, Dr. William Walker performed a left upper lobectomy using a 3-port approach standing in the posterior position. Now approaching his thousandth operation, he discusses his first VATS lobectomy and his current techniques.
February 23, 2012
A young female with a single metastasis at the level of the upper portion of the sternum underwent surgical excision of the sternum followed by sternal allograft implantation. The use of a sternal allograft provides excellent functional and cosmetic results.
February 14, 2012
Professor Stuart Jamieson has performed over 2600 pulmonary thromboendarterectomies–more than the rest of the world combined. He has trained most of the surgeons who perform this technique. In this interview he describes the way he performs this technique, who is suitable, and also talks about emergency pulmonary embolectomy.
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