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We are thrilled to announce the release of the very first episode of Behind the OR, the official podcast by Peters Surgical. This marks the beginning of an exciting journey where we dive deep into the world of surgery, offering you a front-row seat to expert insights, innovative techniques, and the personal stories of surgeons.


Episode 1: The role of MIS in the current era of cardiac surgery

In our first episode, we explore the significant role of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) in the current era of cardiac surgery. Minimally Invasive Surgery is increasingly being recognized for its potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce recovery times, and enhance overall surgical efficiency. But what exactly does MIS entail? What are the challenges surgeons face when performing these intricate procedures? Dr. Gianluca Torregrossa is here to answer these questions and more.


Meet Our Guest: Dr. Gianluca Torregrossa

Dr. Torregrossa is a highly esteemed surgeon with a wealth of experience and expertise in cardiac surgery. He graduated from the University of Padua, Italy, in 2006 and was part of the pioneering team that implanted the first total artificial heart in Italy in 2011. His illustrious career includes serving as the Associate Director of Robotic Heart Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke and joining the Cardiac Robotic and Minimally Invasive Division of Surgery at the University of Chicago. Since 2021, Dr. Torregrossa has been the Director of the Robotic Coronary Program at Main Health Hospital in Philadelphia.

With over 80 publications in peer-reviewed journals and his role as a reviewer for several medical journals, Dr. Torregrossa is a leading voice in the field of cardiac surgery. Fluent in four languages and having crossed the Sahara twice on his motorbike, he brings a unique perspective to the surgical community.

Dr. Torregrossa shares his valuable insights and experiences, making this episode a must-listen for anyone interested in the advancements of cardiac surgery and the future of surgical practices.


Why Listen to Behind the OR?

At Peters Surgical, our mission is to advance surgical practices and improve patient care through innovation and collaboration. Behind the OR is an extension of this mission, providing a platform for surgeons to share their knowledge and experiences. Whether you are a healthcare professional, a student, or simply someone fascinated by the world of surgery, our podcast offers a unique and insightful perspective.


How to Listen and Subscribe

We invite you to join us on this exciting journey by subscribing to Behind the OR on your preferred streaming platform. Click the link below to listen to our first episode and stay updated with all our upcoming episodes:

You can also visit our dedicated podcast site for more episodes and updates:

By subscribing, you’ll ensure you never miss an episode and stay connected with the latest insights and stories from the surgical world.



The release of our first episode marks the beginning of a new chapter in our commitment to supporting and enhancing the surgical community. We are excited to share this journey with you and look forward to bringing you closer to the heart of surgical excellence.

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy this insightful discussion on the future of heart surgery.