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Keck Medicine of USC
Time: 8 minutes 28 seconds

 

 

High-tech Surgical Suite Debuts at Keck Hospital of USC
Time: 2 minutes 53 seconds

A high-tech operating room specifically designed to handle complex and innovative medical procedures debuted at Keck Hospital of USC on April 24, making it one of three Southern California hospitals with such a room, often called a "hybrid OR."

 

Dudley's Story - USC CardioVascular Thoracic Institute
Time: 5 minutes 26 seconds

"One bad heart valve made me feel like 70. One surgery made me feel like 40. I'm better. More importantly, I'm back." Watch Dudley's story and learn about USC's expertise in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

 

The Maestro: USC Cardiothoracic Surgeon Vaughn Starnes
Time: 4 minutes 21 seconds

World-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Vaughn Starnes and some of the lives he's touched at USC University Hospital.

 

CVTI Catheterization Lab Walkthrough
Time: 2 minutes 14 seconds

 

 

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement
with a St. Jude Medical Biocor Stented Tissue Valve

Time: 7 minutes

Presentation of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement with a St. Jude Medical Biocor Stented Tissue Valve. The native valve is replaced via a right anterior thoracotomy incision in a 72 year male patient diagnosed with severe aortic insufficiency and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 45%. Presented by Vaughn Starnes, MD and Mark Cunningham, MD with the USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

 

Robotic Assisted Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
with Guidant Flex-10 Microwave Ablation

Time: 5 minutes

Patient Presentation of pacemaker placed for bradycardia in a 62 year-old male with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, left atrial size - 43mm, ejection fraction - 60%. Presented by USC Center for Atrial Fibrillation.

 

Mitral Valve Repair Using the da Vinci Surgical System
Introduction Video for Patients

Time: 5 minutes

An introduction to the da Vinci Surgical System, presented by Vaughn Starnes, MD and Mark Cunningham, MD with the USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

 

Mitral Valve Repair Using the da Vinci Surgical System
Introduction Video for Physicians

Time: 5 minutes 4 seconds

An introduction to the da Vinci Surgical System, presented by Vaughn Starnes, MD and Mark Cunningham, MD with the USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

 

Multi-Vessel Small Thoracotomy (MVST)
Featuring Intuitive Surgical's daVinci Surgical System
and the Medtronic Starfish NS Heart Positioner

Time: 11 minutes 29 seconds

 

 

Mitral Valve Chordae Repair
Time: 5 minutes 36 seconds

The mitral valve is repaired by using a man-made fiber (Goretex) to replace stretched or broken chordae. This operation is being done with robotic assistance, but the valve can be repaired using conventional surgical approaches as well. By correcting the chordae, the leaflets of the mitral valve will meet in the correct plane and once again function as a one-way valve.

 

Endoscopic Vein Harvest
Time: 1 minute 16 seconds

An endoscopic vein harvest allows a portion of vein from the inside of the leg to be removed through small incisions. This reduces the length of the incision by several inches. An endoscope, or video camera, is used to view the vein and remove the needed length. Possible benefits of this procedure include decreased pain, fewer wound healing problems, minimal scarring and quicker recovery time.

 

Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Time: 1 minute 36 seconds

An endoscopic vein harvest allows a portion of vein from the inside of the leg to be removed through small incisions. This reduces the length of the incision by several inches. An endoscope, or video camera, is used to view the vein and remove the needed length. Possible benefits of this procedure include decreased pain, fewer wound healing problems, minimal scarring and quicker recovery time.

 

Posterior Mediastinal Tumor
Time: 2 minutes 13 seconds

The video shows the tumor being removed using robotic video assistance. The team of surgeons have placed small incisions, instead of the traditional single large one. Through these incisions they have introduced a video camera, as well as robotic arms which have the necessary tools. The robot arms and tools are completely controlled by the surgeon. The robot and the video tools allow the surgical team to see inside and explore the chest cavity, and safely remove the tumor without resorting to a large incision.

 

Pulmonary Adhesion
Time: 24 seconds

The USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons utilize the da Vinci Surgical System to divide some connective tissue that is holding a piece of lung down to the chest wall.

 

Pulmonary Artery Surgery
Time: 19 seconds

Robotic-assisted repair of a pulmonary artery, which supplies blood to a lung.

 

Video Assisted Thoracoscopy
Time: 4 minutes 31 seconds

Video Assisted Thoracosopic Surgery, often referred to as VATS, is a surgical method in which the surgery is performed using a small camera that is introduced into the patient's chest via a scope. Utilizing the camera the surgeon can veiw the anatomy and with other surgical instruments, that are introduced into the chest via small incisions or "ports" the surgical problem can be addressed.

 

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