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

Time: 5 minutes
Robotic mitral valve surgery

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: 4 minutes, 59 seconds
Robotic mitral valve surgery

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, 3 seconds
Robotic mitral valve surgery  

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

Mitral Valve Chordae Repair
Time: 5 minutes, 34 seconds
Mitral Valve Chordae Repair  

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 repair 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.

Posterior Mediastinal Tumor
Time: 2 minutes, 28 seconds
Posterior Mediastinal Tumor  

A tumor is 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 camera so they can see everything and robotic arms which have the needed tools.

Pulmonary Adhesion
Time: 23 seconds
Pulmonary Adhesion  

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
Pulmonary Artery Surgery  

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

Articles

  • Robot Named "da Vinci" Puts USC at the Forefront of Surgery
    HSC Weekly, May 4, 2001
    Vaughn Starnes, professor and chair of cardiothoracic surgery, and his team of cardiothoracic surgeons repaired the mitral valve of patient Lotte Henderson on April 27 at USC University Hospital using the da Vinci Surgical System. More...

  • USC Surgeons Perform Surgical "First" with Robotic Assistance
    HSC Weekly, August 10, 2001
    USC surgeons recently became the first in the world to remove a tumor from deep within a patient's chest using the da Vinci surgical robot. A benign schwannoma was removed from patient Daniel Gutierrez's spine-while a USC cardiothoracic surgeon was seated eight feet away. More...

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