Cardiothoracic Grand Rounds
Surgical Videos

Our surgeons offer a peek into the issues, techniques, and anatomy related to thoracic and cardiac operations.

Surgical Videos



Uniportal Bisegmentectomy
This is a bisegmentectomy in a patient with synchronous adenocarcinoma using a uniportal VATS technique.
Presented at AATS, 2022

Paula Ugalde, MD
Associate Surgeon
Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital




Robotic Repair of a Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia.
The technique demonstrates a minimally invasive trans-abdominal
approach to a massive traumatic hernia containing the torsed
liver, gallbladder, colon, appendix and other intra-abdominal organs.
Presented at the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 2021.

Margaret Blair Marshall, MD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Thoracic Surgery
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Sunu J. Philip, MD, FCS(SA) FRCSC
Breast Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery,
Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Ealaf Shemmeri, PharmD/MD
Associate Surgeon
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA







In this video, Scott J. Swanson, MD, Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
at BWH and Chief Surgical Officer at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center,
demonstrates a minimally invasive right upper lobe resection
– a major advance in lung cancer surgery.
VATS lobectomy enables patients with complex co-existing conditions
to undergo surgery without complication. Also, patients are more able to receive
subsequent chemotherapy as they are less fatigued from this minimally invasive procedure.


Scott James Swanson, MD
Canepari Family Distinguished Chair in Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Director, Thoracic Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Associate Chief of Surgery, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School






In robotic lobectomy, thoracic surgeons perform a minimally
invasive anatomic resection for patients with lung cancer and other chest malignancies.
In this surgical video, Jon O. Wee, MD, Co-director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery,
presents a patient with advanced lung cancer
who underwent a minimally invasive surgery after chemotherapy and radiation treatment


Jon O. Wee
Section Chief, Esophageal Surgery
Director of Robotics in Thoracic Surgery
Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital