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Clinical Case 3: Live Uniportal Thoracoscopic Approach

Wednesday, April 11, 10:30-12:00
A.I. Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center

Organizer: Rosemary Kelly, Professor, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota

Surgeon: Rafael Andrade, Associate Professor, Chief, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, University of Minnesota

Moderator: Ilitch Diaz Gutierrez, Medical Fellow, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota



Dr. Rafael AndradeDr. Ilitch Diaz GutierrezDr. Andrade will be preforming surgery on a 60ish year old male with lung cancer. He plans to remove half of his lung using a “uniportal thoracoscopic approach”. That means a single 3-5 cm incision between the ribs and he will do the entire operation that way. It is a relatively new technique, and probably less than 10 centers in the US do it regularly. The chance of needing to open the incision to a traditional “open” thoracotomy approach is about 10%.

The surgery will be transmitted to the conference via live video feed. A moderator will be at the conference explaining the procedure and passing questions from the audience along to the surgeon. The objective of the session is to discuss the strengths, weaknesses and design opportunities for the tools and devices used in modern surgery. (pictured l-r: Dr. Andrade and Dr. Gutierrez)

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Clinical Case 1
Clinical Case 2
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