Current Technique of Laparoscopic Diaphragm Pacemaker Insertion

Eric M Pauli, MD, Maryjo Elmo, CRNP, Raymond P Onders, MD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH


Video Abstract Summary:

Diaphragm pacing stimulation (DPS) provides diaphragm function in ventilator-dependent spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and maintains diaphragm function in respiratory-compromised patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This video provides an overview of our current technique of laparoscopic diaphragm pacemaker implantation as modified over the course of more than 500 implantation procedures and highlights differences in technique from previous written descriptions of the method.

Session Number: VidTV2 – Video Channel Rotation Day 2
Program Number: V106

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