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Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

A Comparative Atlas

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Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery provides richly illustrated articles on techniques in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery written by surgeons who are recognized for their expertise in that particular area. Each issue presents at least two alternative approaches to a specific operative procedure in adult cardiac, congenital and general thoracic and transplant surgery.

2014 Topics

Cardiac Surgery

  • Repair of post-infarct ventricular septal defects-anterior and posterior defects
  • Transcatheter mitral valve repair
  • Hybrid staged repair of extensive thoracoabdominal aneurysms

Congenital Surgery

  • Heartware in pediatric patients
  • Fontan technique
  • MRI in decision making for complex bivalve repairs and 3-D models
  • Valve sparing Konno and HOCM in children

General Thoracic Surgery

  • Management of midesophageal diverticula
  • Laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernias
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Localization techniques for small lung nodules

Transplant Surgery

  • Transplant after VAD
  • Transplant for congenital heart disease
  • Bilateral lung transplantation
  • Ambulatory ECMO, VV, VA, and VV-VA

2013 Topics:

Adult Cardiac:

  • Endovascular Repair for Aortic Dissections


  • Aortic Translocation for Circumflex Aorta
  • Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement in Children

General Thoracic:

  • Transhiatal Esophagectomy
  • Left Thoracoabdominal Esophagectomy

2012 Topics:

Adult Cardiac:

  • Complex Aortic Arch and Root Repair
  • Timely Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation


  • Modifications of the Ross Operation
  • RV to PA Conduit in the Norwood
  • Repair of Tetrology of Fallot with Atrioventricular Canal Defect
  • Recurrent Aortic Arch Obstruction

General Thoracic:

  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Minimally-Invasive Pulmonary Resections
  • Management of End-Stage Lung Disease
  • Minimally-Invasive Mediastinal, Diaphragm, and Chest Wall Procedures

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Editor Information

    William Gaynor, MD

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Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Journal
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISSN: 15222942