Electrosurgery in thoracic practice

Rene Petersen of Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark discusses the advantages and disadvantages of different electrosurgical options. He uses several video clips to demonstrate his techniques.

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VATS surgery – where are we in 2016?

Professor Peter Licht of Odense University Hospital, Denmark considers the increasing uptake of the VATS approach and looks at potential future developments.

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VATS sympathectomy – is it of low clinical value?

P Rajesh (Birmingham, UK) considers the usefulness of VATS sympathectomy, showing his technique involving resection.

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Uniportal VATS endochamelon camera

Eric Lim of the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK describes the benefits of using an endochamelon camera in performing VATS lobectomy. He includes an operative video of a sleeve resection.

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Unilateral VATS ablation in hybrid AF treatment

G Bisleri (Brescia, Italy) discusses unilateral thoracoscopic ablation in hybrid atrial fibrillation treatment, with a video demonstration of the surgical technique.

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VATS lobectomy programme development in Copenhagen

R Petersen (Copenhagen, Denmark) gives a detailed description of the VATS lobectomy programme in Copenhagen, including a video demonstration of a right upper lobectomy.

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Uniportal VATS lobectomy programme establishment

D Gonzalez-Rivas (Coruna, Spain) describes his uniportal VATS lobectomy technique.

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VATS lobectomy training

S Stamenkovic (Newcastle, UK) discusses how to train in VATS lobectomies, looking at other professions and the importance of simulation.

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Mesothelioma debulking

T Tsitsias (Leicester, UK) presents his unit’s results comparing extended pleurectomy decortication with VATS debulking for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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Mixed practice VATS lobectomy

J Dunning (Middlesbrough, UK) describes how he set up a VATS lobectomy programme as a mixed practice cardiothoracic surgeon.

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Dealing with complications in VATS Surgery

S Blackmon (Rochester, USA) gives a very honest talk on the problem of bleeding in VATS lobectomies. Using video demonstrations, she describes her calm and logical approach to dealing with these potentially catastrophic situations.

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VATS AF ablation programme

N Davidson (Manchester, UK) covers minimally invasive procedures in the treatment of atrial arrhythmias, emphasising the benefits of an integrated approach.

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VATS lobectomy: the new standard of care?

R Petersen (Copenhagen, Denmark) describes some difficult situations in VATS lobectomy before addressing training and the learning curve.

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VATS AF ablation

M Castella (Barcelona, Spain) uses a number of video clips to help explain his approach to minimally invasive atrial fibrillation surgery.

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Thoracotomy is the gold standard

P Dartevelle (Paris, France) argues in favour of thoracotomy as the best approach for lung resections.

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VATS segmentectomy

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VATS lobectomy impact on UK resources

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VATS in emergency thoracic practice

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