This feature length documentary takes an in-depth look at uniportal VATS, the relatively new procedure created by Diego Gonzalez Rivas. The film chronicles the development of the procedure, and follows Dr. Gonzalez Rivas as he introduces the minimally invasive technique to hospitals from the UK to China.
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April 16, 2015
March 18, 2015
This expert technique offers a step-by-step description of a thoracoscopic left apical trisegmentectomy.
March 13, 2015
Worldwide, lung cancer is a leading cause of death. Minimally invasive resection of small pulmonary nodules is an opportunity and a challenge at the same time. The smaller the nodule, the better the long-term outlook for the patient, but the more difficult the resection. An efficient solution can be found in intra-operative 3D imaging and guided navigation.
VATS Lobectomy Has Better Perioperative Outcomes Than Open Lobectomy: CALGB 31001, an Ancillary Analysis of CALGB 140202 (Alliance)
February 2, 2015
This study propensity-score matched patients from a cohort who underwent resection for stage I or II lung cancer and compared 175 pairs who underwent VATS or open lobectomy. The VATS group experienced shorter hospital length of stay, fewer complications, and more frequent discharge to home. Survival was similar.
January 13, 2015
This video demonstrates a VATS lobectomy in which the hilar tissue is dissected from the anterior towards the posterior. This technique is designed to simplify the artery-first approach to VATS lobectomy.
December 9, 2014
This video demonstrates a VATS lobectomy performed on a patient with adenocarcinoma of the upper lobe of the right lung.
November 22, 2014
You have to check out this amazing VATS lobectomy surgery simulator. It is unbelievably realistic and comes in a LAP surgery simulator: staplers, slings, the works!! Henrik Hansen was key in designing this, so it uses his anterior approach to do the lobectomy.
Single Port Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Under Spontaneous Ventilation in a High Risk Patient
November 18, 2014
This video demonstrates a uniportal non-intubated VATS lobectomy in an elderly patient with a lower left lobe tumor.
October 6, 2014
A right upper lobe sleeve lobectomy, uniportally.
Videothoracoscopic Left Internal Mammary Artery Lymphadenectomy for Single Site Breast Cancer Recurrence After Chemoradiotherapy
October 6, 2014
This video demonstrates the surgical technique of videothoracoscopic left internal artery lymphadenctomy for lymph nodal recurrence of breast cancer already submitted to standard chemoradiotherapy.