Title

Rationale and Surgical Techniques for Emerging Procedures in Cardiac Surgery

Publication/Presentation Date

1999

Abstract

New techniques continue to emerge in cardiac surgery. This article reviews the history, rationale, techniques, and controversies regarding a variety of novel ap proaches to minimally invasive chest surgery. The suc cess of video-assisted thoracoscopy heralded the mod ern era of these techniques and also serves to illustrate its limitations. Minimally invasive cardiac procedures are outlined with a discussion of the benefits and risks, as well as the media and marketing pressures on surgeons. In addition, robot-assisted surgery and future trends are presented.

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

57

Last Page

64

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article