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January 14, 2014
Since video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was described for anatomic lobectomies, many technical variations have been published. The uniportal technique, which enables the entire procedure to be performed through a single port, was recently introduced. This video shows a uniportal VATS lobectomy for lung cancer treatment.
January 7, 2014
Results of bicuspid valve reconstruction for endocarditis have been suboptimal due to dehiscence of pericardial patches and other causes. This video illustrates complete replacement of destroyed bicuspid leaflets, using glutaraldehyde-fixed autologous pericardial leaflets.
January 2, 2014
CTSNet Co-Editor Joel Dunning interviews Duke Cameron, a leading cardiac surgeon specializing in the treatment of aortic aneurysm. In this interview, Dr. Cameron discusses aortic root replacement in patients with Marfan syndrome and his surgical techniques.
December 26, 2013
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FETCS, is the creator of the uniportal VATS lobectomy procedure. In this interview, Dr. Gonzalez Rivas talks about the origin of the procedure, shares insights for successful uniportal VATS lobectomies, and discusses of the future of VATS procedures.
December 17, 2013
Filmed at the 2013 EACTS Annual Meeting, this roundtable discussion focuses on Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), specifically VATS Lobectomy. Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD moderates this discussion with Marco Scarci, MD, FRCS, and Peyman Sardari Nia, PhD.
December 11, 2013
This video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication. The patient had phrenic nerve paralysis of the left hemidiaphragm from an unknown cause. The patient had to give up his job due to shortness of breath and had a restrictive defect that was 30% worse in supine lung function testing.
December 9, 2013
Friedrich W. Mohr, MD, PhD is the medical director of the Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany, and an International Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Learn more about his amazing career in cardiothoracic surgery.
December 4, 2013
This video demonstrates the treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinomas through high intrathoracic circular anastomosis using a thoracoscopic technique.
November 26, 2013
Uniportal VATS is a safe approach for removing central tumors, but sometimes requires more extensive resections. This video highlights the feasibility of a right upper and middle bilobectomy with a tangential angioplasty of the pulmonary artery in the fissure.
November 19, 2013
Left ventricular assist device implantation is an accepted treatment option for terminal heart failure. The standard surgical approach is a median sternotomy. This video shows an alternative implantation technique via a bilateral mini-thoracotomy, with ECMO as intraoperative circulatory support.