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Highlights from the 3rd VATS International

If you can only attend one thoracic surgery conference, shortlist VATS International. Continue reading

Act differently or watch thoracic surgery die

Dr. Eric Lim challenges thoracic surgeons to remain relevant with a call to action at the 3rd VATS International conference in London, England Continue reading

Interview with the master: Dr. Benny Weksler

Talking to Dr. Benny Weksler about Minimally invasive esophagectomies, robotic surgery, lung cancer screening and life in the mid-south. Continue reading

Dr. William Guido and the state of thoracic surgery in Costa Rica

Cusco,  Peru One of the guest lecturers at the 2nd VATS Peru Uniportal Master course is Dr. William Guido Gerrero from Costa Rica. Dr. Guido talked about the challenges of implementing a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program in the small central american nation that boasts a total population of less than 5 million. Despite the … Continue reading

At VATS Peru 2016

Cusco, Peru Day One of the VATS Peru 2016 Conference was a primer for surgeons interested in learned and performing uniportal VATS.  Dr. Gonzalez Rivas’ lectures formed the basis of theory and principles of uniportal thoracoscopic surgery, with additional lectures by Dr. William Guido, Dr. Timothy Young and Dr. Deping Zhao. Surprisingly, many of the … Continue reading

Why you should have your thoracic surgery at the university affiliated hospital

While working on a recent interview with one of the New Masters of Thoracic Surgery, I talked about one of his biggest contributions to his local community, which was establishing the first dedicated thoracic surgery program in that city.  Then I realized that maybe readers wouldn’t know what that was important.. This article came from … Continue reading

This June: NYU School of Medicine & Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Details about the upcoming Robotic thoracic surgery course at NYU this June. Continue reading

Advanced Course on Major Pulmonary Resections through Uniportal VATS

Learn Uniportal VATS from the masters – with a hands-on wet lab.. Continue reading

Two years and counting

celebrating our two-year anniversary here at Cirugia de Torax Continue reading

Single port sleeve right upper lobectomy

the latest video from Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas demonstrating a sleeve lobectomy via single port surgery Continue reading