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April 10, 2011
UPDATE: A follow-up video has been added that demonstrates how to manufacture the chordae system. Through a port-access incision, this video demonstrates a technique for placing an echocardiographically pre-measured chordae system to properly suspend the whole of the prolapsed anterior leaflet to its normal level of coaptation.
April 4, 2011
Damiano is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His developmental work on robotically assisted microsurgery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) earned him a ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award in June 1997. Damiano performed the first robotically assisted CABG procedure in North America in December 1998.
Right Axillary Artery Cannulation With Approach Through the Deltoid-pectoral Groove Using a Side Branch Graft
March 14, 2011
Side-graft right axillary artery cannulation with a lateral anterior approach through the deltoid-pectoral groove, as shown in the video, is an easy technique to establish arterial inflow for cardio-pulmonary bypass in the treatment of type-A aortic dissections and aortic arch aneurysms.
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.
February 15, 2011
David P. Taggart, MD, reviews the Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization, developed in 2010 by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS).
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.
November 1, 2010
Healing complications after cardiac surgery such as dehiscence, osteomyelitis, mediastinitis, and superficial wound infection may occur. This video shows a new and potentially superior method of sternal closure with thermoreactive NITINOL clips that provide semirigid fixation.