Donghang Huang’s procedure, also termed as direct-access single-port endoscopy assisted mini-incision thyroidectomy, is a hybrid surgery conducted in the following 3 major steps:
1.A mini-incision of approximately 2.5-3 cm long on the central neck is made. A working space under the platysmal muscle or strap muscles for single-port endoscopic surgery is constructed with carbon dioxide insufflation (performed under direct vision).
2.Mobilization of the superior and inferior pole of the thyroid lobe, and exposure of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (performed under single-port endoscopy).
3.Extraction and resection of the thyroid lobe. (performed under direct vision).
Donghang Huang’s procedure can provide shorter incision and better cosmetic results while maintaining adequate exposure.
Position the child with chin extension appropriately
Drape the child as shown in the video
Mark the incision line
Use 15 number blade for skin incision
Remove the excessive subcutaneous fat tissue
Find the median raphe and strap muscles
Retract the strap muscles laterally
Identify the tracheal ring
Create the impression of tube for appropriate size incision
Place the stay sutures as shown in the video
incise the trachea with 11 number blade
Secure the maturation sutures
Insert the tracheostomy tube
Confirm the position and then inflate the cuff
Secure the ties and dressing at the end.
Contributors: Benjamin Biteman and Vincent Obias
Robotic Transanal minimally invasive surgical removal of 1.8cm villous adenoma with high grade dysplasia at 22cm.
Editor Recruited By: Vincent Obias
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61 year old male with diverticulitis and colovesicular fistula. Patient underwent robotic sigmoid colectomy with takedown of fistula. Firefly used to help identify if fistula still present.
Editor Recruited By: Vincent Obias, MD, MS
David Schwartzberg MD, Tushar Samdani MD, FASCRS, Mario M. Leitao MD, FACOG, FACS, Garrett M. Nash MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS
Recent data has shown an improved survival with metastasectomy for metastatic rectal cancer. Metastasectomy on a minimally invasive plateform (robotic) can be used for an R0 resection in patients who have retroperitoneal metastasis from rectal cancer after control of the primary tumor.
DOI # http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/wd7d09sjgc
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We present a case of a seventy-two year old female found on colonoscopy to have multiple polyps and an ascending colon mass that was biopsy proven adenocarcinoma who underwent a robotic assisted right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis.
Editor Recruited by: Vincent Obias
Contributors: Craig Rezac, MD
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Contributors: Marco P. Fisichella
65 year old man who underwent a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in August 2015. Preoperative manometry was normal and DeMeester score was 25. Two months later he began to experience difficulty of swallowing solid foods, then liquids. After 2 dilatations, dysphagia persisted.
Referred By: Jeffrey B. Matthews
In contrast to major thoracic operations, per oral endoscopic myotomy for Zenker’s diverticulum offers the possiblity to resect a symptomatic Zenker’s under monitored anesthesia care (MAC) for patients to ill to undergo general anesthesia. Patients have similar functional results when compared to small Zenker’s treated with traditional operative approaches.
This video depicts the procedure for the implantation of a LINX implant for augmentation of the LES for refractory GERD.
Editor Recruited by: Dr. H. Leon Pachter