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The author details tips and trips to help practicing surgeons complete a minimally invasive esophagectomy.
June 17, 2014
In this video, a single 3.5 cm incision was used for a VATS right upper lobectomy and lymph node dissection for non-small cell carcinoma in a 61-year-old female patient. The incision was only slightly larger than a chest tube insertion incision.
June 11, 2014
This video demonstrates an ITA harvest for CABG. It was designed specifically for cardiothoracic surgery residents, and includes a step-by-step approach to enhance safety and reproducibility.
June 9, 2014
A step-by-step guide for performing an aortic root replacement with the Freestyle Aortic Root. Safeguards and pitfalls are reviewed.
June 4, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting, the roundtable discussion focuses on the growing role of women in the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
June 2, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed proximal anastomosis.
May 27, 2014
Filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, this roundtable discussion focuses on the treatment of mitral valve disease. Vinod Thourani moderates the discussion with Gorav Ailawadi, Vinay Badhwar, and Michael Argenziano.
May 18, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed cannulation.
May 13, 2014
This video shows a left thoracotomy approach to a giant epiphrenic diverticulum in a symptomatic patient.
May 7, 2014
At the culmination of years of formal training, cardiothoracic surgery residents are faced with the reality of entering individual practice. Making this transition smoothly, the value of early mentorship, and other pearls are discussed in this roundtable discussion, which was filmed at the 2014 STS Annual Meeting.
May 6, 2014
This video is part of a series demonstrating cardiothoracic surgery performed by left-handed surgeons. This video shows a left-handed PDA distal anastomosis.

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