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VATS

September 4, 2014
This video shows a lobectomy with a video thoracoscope on a 72-year-old male patient with right upper lobe lung squamous cell cancer.
June 27, 2014
this is a video and article decribing the technique for bullectomy and pleural abrasion using the original drain as a port and 2 3mm ports.  
May 9, 2014
Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the authors evaluated outcomes and costs of VATS (37,595) vs robotic (2,498) lobectomy 2008-2011.  Robotic lobectomy was associated with higher rates of complications, particularly cardiovascular and iatrogenic bleeding, and higher costs ($22,582 vs $17,874).
May 6, 2014
The authors compared outcomes of surgical management of early stage thymoma in 125 patients undergoing unilateral VATS to 137 patients undergoing transsternal resection.  OR time, blood loss, chest tube drainage, chest tube duration, and LOS were less in the VATS group.  Complication rates and local recurrence rates were similar. 
April 17, 2014
This video demonstrates a left upper lobe posterior and apical segmentectomy, preserving the lingular and anterior segment, in a patient with impaired lung function.
April 10, 2014
This is an outstanding 20 minute video on all aspects of segmentectomy for lung cancer from one of the world's experts.  There is a whole free Journal on this issue which can be found at http://www.annalscts.com/issue/view/37
April 8, 2014
The Flex System is a flexible endoscopic system that enables surgeons to access and visualize hard-to-reach anatomical locations. The system thus promises to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery – shorter hospital stays and recovery times – to a broader population of patients.
January 27, 2014
This video examines the example of two similar operations performed in a hospital in Spain and a hospital in Brazil, using the same uniportal VATS technique. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how the approach by uniportal VATS offers a direct view of the hilum, giving a clear and safe view of the fissure from its anterior and most inferior aspect.
December 26, 2013
Diego Gonzalez Rivas, MD, FETCS, is the creator of the uniportal VATS lobectomy procedure. In this interview, Dr. Gonzalez Rivas talks about the origin of the procedure, shares insights for successful uniportal VATS lobectomies, and discusses of the future of VATS procedures.
December 17, 2013
Filmed at the 2013 EACTS Annual Meeting, this roundtable discussion focuses on Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), specifically VATS Lobectomy. Joel Dunning, FRCS, PhD moderates this discussion with Marco Scarci, MD, FRCS, and Peyman Sardari Nia, PhD.

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