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Meetings/ Conference coverage

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VATS Group. IT

VATS group and the Italian VATS Registry.. Continue reading

Corso di chirurgia toracica videoassistita e robotica – Day 1

Naples, Italy No sign yet of the elusive Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Dr. Henrik Hansen, but they are both scheduled to speak (and operate) on the second day of the conference. Instead, there were several local speakers to address the exclusively Italian crowd of surgeons, nurses and therapists.  Several staff members at Hospital Monaldi, … Continue reading

Minimally invasive surgery course in Naples at Hospital Monaldi (April 23 – 24th, 2015)

Minimally invasive surgery course in Naples at Hospital Monaldi (April 23 – 24th, 2015) Munich airport, Germany I am on the last leg of a long journey to the beautiful southern Italian coastal city of Naples.  Best known for its claim as the home of pizza and the nearby ruins of Pompeii, for the next … Continue reading

Interview with the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery

Thoracics.org talks to the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery and result isn’t what you might expect. Continue reading

An Ordinary Afternoon

An Ordinary Afternoon at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital The  Uniportal VATS course continues for much of the rest of the week (March 9 – 20th). After Dr. Gonzalez completed his second case today, we had a short break before the start of his next case.  I took the opportunity to peek into the operating rooms to … Continue reading

Welcome to Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital – Shanghai, China Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital is a dream come true for a thoracic surgery aficionado like myself.  Twelve operating rooms, a 30 ICU beds, 30 to 40 operations per day and over 40 staff surgeons means that there is always something interesting going on down the hall. Am case presentations is … Continue reading

I’m with the band

on location with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas as he embarks on his latest project: teaching uniportal VATS to surgeons in China Continue reading

Single port surgery conference in Berlin

the latest trailer about the documentary film on single port surgery and information about an upcoming training course. Continue reading

Highlights from Shanghai – Uniportal Surgery conference

Uniportal surgery in Shanghai Continue reading

NHS thoracic offering: Cambridge International VATS symposium

information about the upcoming VATS symposium in Cambridge, UK – with featured speakers Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Ian Hunt. Continue reading

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