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At VATS International 2017

Royal College of Physicians – London, UK Friday, October 20, 2017 While around 100 thoracic surgeons are gathered here this morning for the start of the 4th VATS International conference, there are another 500 viewers watching Dr. Eric Lim (UK) deliver his opening remarks on a live stream video feed on CTSnet.org. Dr. Lim, who … Continue reading

Guest post: Dr. Migliore and the IV Mediterranean Symposium on Thoracic Oncology

Dr. Marcello Migliore reports on the highlights from the recent Mediterranean Symposium on Thoracic Oncology Continue reading

Now accepting submissions for the Thoracics.org VATS International Award

The first ever Thoracics.org Award to recognize innovation and achievement in thoracic surgery is now accepting submissions. Continue reading

Grena Ltd. presents new vascular clips for thoracic resection

Ever had a clip slip in surgery? New vascular clips to help prevent massive hemorrhage and loss of vascular control from clip slippage. Continue reading

VATS decortication for Tuberculosis

In this post, we present a new video byTurkish thoracic surgeon, Dr.Cagatav Tezel on VATS decortication for tuberculosis. Continue reading

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

Conference Spotlight lecture: Dr. Gulliermo Cueto Robledo

Dr. Cueto as our featured speaker today at the National Conference of the Mexican Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery talking about pulmonary embolism. Continue reading