Category Archives: General Surgery

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Denise W. Gee, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A female patient presented with a few months of abdominal pain following the eating of fatty foods. Imaging showed gallbladder sludge, small stones, or potentially a polyp. Here, Dr. Denise W. Gee performs a laparoscopic cholecystectomy to alleviate these symptoms. #MGH #generalsurgery #gallbladder #cholecystectomy

PREPRINT RELEASE: Trans-Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA)

Trans-Oral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach (TOETVA)
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

A 45-year-old patient with a growing thyroid nodule undergoes a left thyroid lobectomy after fine needle biopsy showed Hurthle cell neoplasm. Here, Dr. Carling performs a TOETVA, which has the added benefit of avoiding any conspicuous neck scars. #thyroidectomy #TOETVA #yale #endocrinology #generalsurgery #ENT

PREPRINT RELEASE: Cystoscopy and Placement of Uretal Stents (HIPEC Series: Part 2)

Cystoscopy and Placement of Uretal Stents (HIPEC Series: Part 1)

Francis McGovern, MD
Department of Urology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. McGovern performs a cystoscopy and places uretal stents in a patient who is about to undergo a HIPEC surgery. This is part 2 of our HIPEC series with Dr. Cusack with more to follow. #mgh #urology #cystoscopy #HIPEC

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

In this case, a 58-year-old female was found to have hyperaldosteronism, and a CT scan revealed bilateral cortical adenomas. Here, Dr. Richard Hodin, MD, walks the viewer through the analysis of adrenal vein sampling and performs a right laparoscopic adrenalectomy at MGH.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy

Right Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenalectomy
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Yale School of Medicine

One of the early adaptors of the approach, Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS, performs a right posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy on a patient that presented with subclinical Cushing's syndrome. Specifically, she had elevated urinary cortisol, failed a dexamethasone suppression test, and had a growing adrenal tumor as revealed by serial imaging. Due to the patient’s anatomy, Dr. Carling used a lateral approach to ligating the right adrenal vein; this video includes his usual medial approach as an additional module.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block
Yale School of Medicine
Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

A 60-year-old female’s biochemical workup concluded she had primary hyperparathyroidism, and preoperative images suggested a left lower parathyroid lesion. Consequently, Dr. Tobias Carling performed a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local cervical anesthesia while preserving the esophagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Intraoperative PTH proved complete resection.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Revision Bascom Cleft Lift Pilonidal Cystectomy

Revision Bascom Cleft Lift Pilonidal Cystectomy
Tufts University School of Medicine
Michael Reinhorn, MD, MBA, FACS
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

Dr. Michael Reinhorn performs a pilonidal cleft lift procedure, thoroughly describing the pre-op, post-op, and intraoperative steps, on a young man who previously had surgery but experienced recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
VA Boston Healthcare System
Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System

After medical management with high dose proton pump inhibitors proves to be refractory, a 63-year-old man with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) presents for surgical management. Consequently, Dr. Marco Fisichella conducts a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Laparoscopic Appendectomy
VA Boston Healthcare System
Marco Fisichella, MD, MBA, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief of Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System

A 66-year-old man with a history of polyps has undergone colonoscopic surveillance every 3 years. After the recent discovery of an adenoma at the patient’s appendiceal orifice, Dr. Marco Fisichella performs a laparoscopic appendectomy.