Title

Robotically Assisted Bilateral Bronchoplasty for Tracheobronchomalacia

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Innovations (Phila)

Abstract

We describe the technique for the first robotically assisted bilateral bronchoplasty for the treatment of tracheobronchomalacia. Since 1954, this disease process has been treated with a right thoracotomy and posterior splinting of the tracheal membrane with mesh to restore the C-shape of the trachea. Traditional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has been of limited benefit in these cases owing to technical challenges. A robotically assisted technique offers the dual benefit of a minimally invasive port-based system while reproducing an open surgical technique.

Volume Number

10

Issue Number

6

Pages

428-30

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/12/15

Status

Faculty; Northwell Researcher

Facility

School of Medicine; Northwell Health

Primary Department

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Additional Departments

Medicine

PMID

26655932

DOI

10.1097/imi.0000000000000215