HomeWhat's NewVideosArticlesDownloadsCalendarWeb LinksSite MapO.R. Schedule
USC - University of Southern California Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Department InformationPatient's GuideFaculty & StaffAreas of ExpertiseDiseases & TreatmentsContact Us

Videos

These videos require an MPEG player. If you don't have an MPEG player already installed, please download free software according to your operating system:    Windows  |  Mac/Apple  |  Other

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

Time: 6 minutes 59 seconds
Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement with a St. Jude Medical Biocor Stented Tissue Valve 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
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 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 minutes, 15 seconds
Endoscopic Vein Harvest   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 minutes, 34 seconds
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting   In the last few years surgeons and medical device companies have developed technology and techniques to perform coronary artery bypass grafting without the heart lung machine, aka "the pump", hence the name "Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting". Off-pump coronary bypass grafting is usually referred to as OPCAB or off-pump CABG.
 
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.

Video Assisted Thoracoscopy, Parts 1-4
Time: 4 minutes, 29 seconds
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy   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.
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy, Part 1:
Time: 1 minute, 4 seconds
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy   Video Assisted Thoracoscopy
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy, Part 2 of 4:
Time: 1 minute
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy   Thoracoscopic Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Pleural Effusions
 
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy, Part 3 of 4:
Time: 49 seconds
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy   Thoracoscopy for the Staging of Lung Cancer
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy, Part 4 of 4:
Time: 1 minute
Video Assisted Thoracoscopy   Thoracoscopy for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung Cancer
 
 

 

Share this page: 

 

Find us on Facebook
In This Section

Faculty and Staff | Patient's Guide | Areas of Expertise | Diseases & Treatments | Contact Us
Home | What's New | Videos | Articles | Downloads | Calendar | Web Links | Site Map

University of Southern California, 1520 San Pablo Street, HCC2 Suite 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323.442.5849     Fax: 323.442.5956
Copyright © USC Cardiothoracic Surgery