Despite VATS lobectomy being 25 years old, we do need definitive results urgently and from large randomised clinical trials in order to demonstrate the remarkable advantage for the patients undergoing major lung resection by minimally invasive approach.
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Medicoeconomic Analysis of Lobectomy Using Thoracoscopy Versus Thoracotomy for Lung Cancer: A Study Protocol for a Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial (Lungsco01)
August 8, 2017
August 7, 2017
The authors present a video demonstrating redo lung resection by VATS to show that previous surgery on the thorax does not contraindicate a minimally invasive re-intervention.
July 26, 2017
Douglas Mathisen of the Massachusetts General Hospital presents a detailed review of the current status of VATS lobectomy versus open lobectomy.
July 10, 2017
This video describes the technique of suturing a bovine pericardial patch to cover a large pericardial defect using the SILS Stitch device.
June 22, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal VATS left lower lobectomy to treat intralobar sequestration.
June 2, 2017
The author demonstrates the technique for a VATS sleeve lobectomy in an 82-year-old woman.
May 29, 2017
This is a video of a right upper lobectomy done through a subxiphoid port.
May 22, 2017
This video shows how three dimensional reconstruction can be used to develop complex procedures. In this case, a parenchymal-sparring procedure was developed to resect a benign hamartoma in an asymptomatic patient.
May 18, 2017
This video demonstrates a complex segmental resection via the uniportal VATS technique in a 65-year-old woman with a lesion located between S2 and S6 of the right lung.
May 9, 2017
In a discussion filmed at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, a panel talks with Daniel Gwan-Nulla regarding his video demonstrating a VATS repair of a congenital Bochdalek hernia.