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The surgical videos on this website are highly condensed. They do not show a great deal of the surgical technique involved or some of the nuances of the approach to the conditions being treated. Because of this they are not intended as surgical teaching videos. Please, if you are a surgeon, do not use them as such, contact me directly and I would be more than happy to help.

These videos are intended to be informative to my patients and also patient’s who might be contemplating or might have to undergo a surgical procedure elsewhere. They are divided into three basic categories.    Read More....

“Mini” Aortic Valve Replacement - View Video
This video shows an aortic valve being removed and replaced using a 5 cm incision.

Robotic Mitral Valve Repair - View Video
This video shows artificial chords being placed using a 3 cm incision with the daVinci Surgical Robot.

Robotic Redo Mitral Valve Replacement - View Video
This video shows a very complex removal of a previously placed mitral valve and repeat mitral valve replacement with the daVinci Surgical Robot. View info on valves at ON-X Heart Valves.

LIMA Anastomosis - View Video
This video shows coronary artery bypass using the left internal mammary artery.

Side to Side Vein Anastomosis - View Video
This video shows a sequential side to side anastomosis.

Removal and Replacement of a Clotted Tricuspid Valve - View Video
This video shows application of instruments usually used for “minimally” invasive surgery during an urgent valve procedure in a patient who had had the valve operated on three times before.

Emergent Acute Type A Aortic Dissection Repair - View Video
This video shows repair of a life-threatening tear of the ascending aorta.

Repair of LV Aneurysm - View Video
This video shows resection of a left ventricular aneurysm. The repair is done using a CorMatrix patch. This material, in theory, may allow regeneration of living heart muscle.

VATS - View Video
This video shows a video assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) procedure with removal of a benign tumor.

Mediastinoscopy Malignant - View Video
This video shows a mediastinoscopy. This procedure is done to biopsy lymph nodes for diagnosis and for staging of lung cancer.



A Magna Ease valve ready to be lowered into the heart.

 

Dr. Sekela in Surgery
Dr. Sekela performing minimally invasive aortic valve procedure.