Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery

  • W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Overview of Robotic Cardiac Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Volkmar Falk, Hubert Stein
      Pages 3-15
    3. L. Wiley Nifong, W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 17-22
    4. Richard C. D’Alonzo, Jason W. Ryan, Priya A. Kumar
      Pages 23-32
    5. Richard C. D’Alonzo, Manuel J. Gorrin-Rivas, G. Burkhard Mackensen
      Pages 33-54
    6. Alan P. Kypson, Evelio Rodriguez, W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 55-65
    7. Ansar Hassan, Paul Modi, T. Bruce Ferguson Jr.
      Pages 67-75
  3. Robotic Coronary Revascularization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Eric J. Lehr, Johannes Bonatti
      Pages 79-86
    3. Natalia V. Solenkova, Ramanan Umakanthan, Marzia Leacche, John G. Byrne
      Pages 107-117
    4. Marc R. Katz
      Pages 119-127
  4. Robotic Heart Valve Surgery: Mitral Valve Repair Principles and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Joanna Chikwe, Farzan Filsoufi, Alain Carpentier
      Pages 131-143
    3. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 157-159
    4. Andrew W. El Bardissi, Lawrence H. Cohn
      Pages 161-163
    5. Joerg Seeburger, Friedrich W. Mohr
      Pages 165-172
    6. Ottavio R. Alfieri
      Pages 173-181
    7. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 183-186
  5. Robotic Heart Valve Surgery: Robotic Valve Repair and Replacement Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Juan B. Grau, Aaron W. Eckhauser, W. Clark Hargrove III
      Pages 189-197
    3. Leland G. Siwek, Branden R. Reynolds
      Pages 199-212
    4. Tomislav Mihaljevic, Craig M. Jarrett, A. Marc Gillinov
      Pages 213-217
    5. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 233-259
    6. Changqing Gao, W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 261-264
    7. Thierry A. Folliguet, François Laborde
      Pages 265-269
  6. Robotic Cardiac Rhythm Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Evelio Rodriguez, Harold G. Roberts Jr., W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 273-283
    3. Joanna M. DeNobile, Jonathan D. Leff, Joseph J. DeRose Jr.
      Pages 285-290
  7. Other Robotic Cardiac Operations and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Faisal H. Cheema, Sophie Kathryn Jones, Michael Argenziano
      Pages 293-298
    3. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr.
      Pages 299-305
    4. A. J. Carpenter, Y. Joseph Woo
      Pages 313-319
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 321-326

About this book


This comprehensive atlas defines the role of robotic surgery in cardiac surgical practice and provides a wealth of practical didactic advice. The Editor has assembled a group of experts in the field to define the complete operative pathway of each procedure for surgeons who desire to become a complete robotic cardiac surgeon. To reduce the learning curve, the atlas includes hints and procedure pitfalls that are derived from the experiences of the chapter contributors. The most important cardiac operations, including valve repair and replacement as well as coronary surgery, are detailed but using the latest robotic methods.


Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery is richly illustrated with the highest quality illustrations. Anaesthesia and cardiopulmonary support preparation for each operation is featured, and selected references have been provided to emphasize evidence-based outcomes from previously published data. As such, this book will influence and be essential reading for both practicing and trainee surgeons in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.


Annuloplasty Aortic Valve Replacement Atrial Septal Defect Closure CABG Cardiac Surgery Coronary Bypass Surgery Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair Left Ventricular Lead Placement Mitral Valve Repair Myxoma Resection Transesophageal Echocardiography

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.East Carolina Heart InstituteGreenvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6331-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6332-9
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