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JTCVS Deep Dive - An Interview With Dr Bryan Burt: "Safety of Robotic First Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome"

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posted on 2021-03-24, 21:40 authored by Brian Mitzman, Bryan Burt
In this CTSNet Deep-Dive, Dr Brian Mitzman of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, interviews thoracic outlet syndrome expert Dr Bryan Burt of the Baylor College of Medicine. They discuss Dr Burt's latest publication currently in-press with the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, entitled "Safety of Robotic First Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome."
Dr Burt and team analyzed 123 first rib resections for venous and neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome over a 5-year period. Approximately 2 years into this cohort, Dr Burt made a complete switch from supraclavicular to trans-thoracic robotic approach. The analysis centers on perioperative outcomes of each approach, with a specific focus on complications and postoperative pain control.
After discussing his paper, Dr Burt takes us through a full robotic first rib resection case, providing the tips and tricks he has learned from his experience with over 150 of these operations.


Burt BM, Palivela N, Cekmecelioglu D, et al. Safety of robotic first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021; In Press. https://www.jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5223(20)32561-7/pdf


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