Video of GTSC Talks

2017 Meeting Videos

Friday, March 12, 2017

Aaron Mansfield — Immunotherapy for Thoracic Malignancies

James Huang — Thymoma/Thymic Carcinoma Update

Joshua Sonett — Myasthenia Gravis

Ralph Gilbert — Complex Esophageal Reconstruction Using Free Jejunal Grafts

Kenneth Kesler — Colon Interpositions for Esophageal Reconstruction

Omar Awais — Roux-en-Y for Esophageal Reconstruction

Christopher Morse — Reoperation for Antireflex Procedures

Saturday, March 13, 2017

Daniel Buitrago — Perioperative Outcomes in 161 Consecutive Patients Undergoing Tracheobronchoplasty for Severe Diffuse Tracheobronchomalacia

Rishindra Reddy — Robotic vs VATS Lobectomies:  Propensity Matched Comparison of Outcomes for High Volume Surgeons Utilizing the Premier Perspective Database

Ralph Gilbert — Muscle Flaps in Thoracic Surgery

Shanda Blackmon — The Use of Social Media for Thoracic Surgeons

Matthew Steliga — Tobacco Cession/E Cigarettes

Claude Deschamps — Administrating a Large Medical Practice by a Surgeon

Benjamin Kozower — Quality Improvement for Surgeons

James Jaggers — Ethics – Professional Vulnerability

2016 Meeting Videos

Friday, March 11, 2016

Mark Onaitis — Molecular Markers in Lung Cancer

Joe Shrager — Sleeve Resection

John Handy — Metastasectomy

Dawn Jaroszewski — Pectus Excavatum

David Rice — Pain Control/Early Recovery Pathways

Sebastien Gilbert — Uniport VATS

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Alberto de Hoyos — Postoperative Complications Are The Primary Drives of Readmission After Esophagectomy:  An ACS NSQIP Readmission Risk Score

Zaid Abdelsattar — Variation in Hospital Adoption of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy For Lung Cancer And The Effect On Outcomes

Lee Swanstrom — Endoscopic Treatment of Esophageal Perforations, Leiomyomas and Zenker’s Diverticulum

John Mitchell — Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis & Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Jessica Donington — Biomarkers

Chris Seder — Onboarding a New Surgeon

Mark Katlic — The Aging Surgeon — Preparing For Retirement

Bart Frazzitta — Esophageal Cancer Survivor




2015 Meeting Videos

Friday, March 13, 2015

Harold Ott — Tissue Regeneration

Jane Matsumoto — 3D Printing

Faiz Bhora — Methods for Finding and Ablating Lung Nodules

Robert Cerfolio — Robotic Lobectomy

Brian Louie — Minimally Invasive Thymectomy

Rose Ganim — Chest Wall Reconstruction Using Plating Devices

Manjit Bains — Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy

Brittany Zwischenberger — Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Esophagectomy:  An International Survey of Practice Patterns Among Thoracic Surgeons

David Odell — Intraoperative Extracorpreal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as a Means of Support in General Thoracic Surgical Procedures

Jane Matsumoto — Magnetic Resonant Imaging of the Lung

Alec Patterson — The Annals of Thoracic Surgery:  The Future of the Journal

Ara Vaporciyan — Wiki Textbook vs Paper Textbook

Rick Feins — Wiki Textbook vs Paper Textbook


2014 Meeting Videos

Friday, March 14, 2014

Betty Tong — How to Set Up a CT Screening Program — Duke Experience

Joseph Shrager — How to Set Up a CT Screening Program — Stanford Experience

Laurie Fenton Ambrose — CT Screening From the “Lung Cancer Alliance” Viewpoint

David Sugarbaker — The Role of Pneumonectomy in Mesothelioma

Raja Flores — The Role of Decortication in Mesothelioma

Michael Thornton — The Role of Lawyers in Mesothelioma

Saturday, March 15, 2014

J. Matthew Reinersman — The Novel Technique of Hybrid POEM and Laparoscopic Dor Fundoplication

Stephanie Worrell — The Safety and Efficacy of Lobectomy for Lung Cancer in Elderly Patients > 75 Years Old

Frank Nichols — LES Mechanial Augmentation

Dawn Jaroszewski — Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Ara Vaporciyan — Electronic Education Opportunities

Stephen Yang — Mentoring Medical Students

Jess Thompson — Medical Policy – Advocacy

Victor Trastek — Professionalism



2013 Meeting Videos

Friday, March 8, 2013

Paul Noble – Interstitial Lung Disease – What Thoracic Surgeons Need to Know

R. Duane Davis – Pulmonary Transplant Update

Daniel Sterman – Management of Airway Stenosis

Mark Orringer – Esophageal Anastomosis: How I Do It

John Kucharczuk – Esophageal Anastomosis: How I Do It

Doug Mathisen – Esophageal Anastomosis: How I Do It

James Luketich – Esophageal Anastomosis: How I Do It


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ryan Macke – Predicting Outcomes after MIE: Preoperative Risk Factors and Risk Stratification Model

David Mason – What are We Catching Since the NETT?

Muhammad Masood – Outcomes of Endoscopic Transoral Stapling versus Open Cricopharyngeal Myotomy for Zenker’s Diverticulum

Paul Noble – Why Get a Lung Biopsy

Daniel Sterman – Pulmonary Nodule Management – A Pulmonary Perspective

Richard Finley – Pulmonary Nodule Management – A Surgical Perspective

Doug Wood – Update from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

William Baumgartner – Maintenance of Certification: ABTS Update

Keith Naunheim – Coding Update



2012 Meeting Videos


Denise Aberle – National Lung Cancer Screening Trial

Thomas Colby – Adenocarcinoma in situ

Stephen Cassivi – Pulmonary Nodule Management

Shaf Keshavjee – Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion

Jonathan D’Cunha – Management of Esophageal Perforation in the Age of Stents

Steven DeMeester – Multimodal Therapy of Esophageal Cancer

David Rice – Endobronchial Ultrasound



Eustace Fontaine – The Role of EBUS in the Diagnosis of Isolated Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy

Sara Myers – Preoperative Chest CT Scan Does Not Predict Abnormal Pathology in Patients Undergoing Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis

H. Chrish Fernando – Endoscopic Fundplication/Myotomy (NOTES)

Matthew Bacchetta – Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Ara Vaporciyan – E-Learning

Francis Nichols – CPT Coding for General Thoracic Surgeons

Next Meeting

31st Annual Meeting
The Ritz- Carlton Dove Mountain
Marana, Arizona
March 8-11, 2018

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