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Average Operative Experience

Based on the experience of the past four chief residents completing the program.

Number of Cases Performed ABTS Requirements
Major Procedures
Lungs, pleura, chest wall 109 5
Pneumonectomy, lobectomy, segmentectomy 40 30
Other 72 20
Esophagus, Mediastinum, Diaphragm 33
15
Esophageal Operations 13
8
Other 20 7
Congenital Heart 26 30 (10 full credit, 20 first assist)
Acquired Valvular Heart 42 20
Myocardial Revascularization 139 60
Total Major Procedures 494 240
Minor Procedures
Pacemaker Implantations 12 10
Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy 93 30
VATS 18 10
Total Minor Procedures 123 50
GRAND TOTAL 617 290

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