Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common problem with profound medical and economic impact. For men and women 40 years of age or older, the lifetime risk for development of AF is roughly 25% with annual costs for treatment estimated at $6.65 Billion in the United States. AF increases the lifetime risk of stroke nearly 5-fold and the development of persistent (Pe) and long-standing persistent (LSPe) AF is associated with an 8% per patient-year mortality risk. Open surgical treatment of AF
This is a video describing the new method of treating anastomotic leaks and perforations using endoluminal vacuum therapy. This video will describe its function, development and application. In addition, the results of some of our treated patients will be shown.
The newest generation robotic surgical system offers several unique features that make it well suited to minimally invasive ventral hernia repairs. We performed the first minimally invasive ventral hernia repair with bilateral posterior componenet separation using the new system. The presented video documents the surgery and highlights the benefits of the system.
Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is a novel technique developed as an alternative to transanal excision and transanal endoscopic microsurgery for local excision of well selected rectal neoplasms. This approach makes use of a disposable flexible transanal platform and conventional laparoscopic instruments. TAMIS application has recently been extended to total mesorectal excision (TME) for rectal cancer. TAMIS-TME is a hybrid approach where transabdominal mobilization of the left colon
A 36-year-old male with nonspecific abdominal symptoms and a 4.5 cm mass in left retroperitoneal position, incidentally found during work up.
Paranganglioma was ruled out during the preoperative workup, and a percutaneous CT biopsy demonstrated a Schwannoma.
With a minimal invasive approach, the mass was safely dissected from the retroperitoneal structures and peripheral neural pedicles, without complications.