The dynamic young Spaniard has been making headlines over the last decade as he introduced and then refined the single port surgical technique. He and his colleagues, Dr. Maria Mercedes
de la Torre Bravos and Dr. Ricardo Fernandez Prado at the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Unit (UCTMI) in Coruna, Spain have successfully used this technique on thousands of patients, for a wide variety of procedures including sleeve lobectomies, pneumonectomies, bilobectomies and other complex procedures.
Despite this widespread fame, Dr. Gonzalez Rivas remains unaffected and approachable. He spends much of his time in operating rooms around the world, teaching his technique to his peers. Next week, he heads to Guangzhou, China.