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VATs

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the 4th VATS International

The fourth VATS International Symposium is this October 20th – 21st, 2017.  As readers know, this course has been highly recommended in the past by Thoracics.org. The preliminary program has been released, and it looks like audience favorite and straight shooter, Eric Lim will be opening the conference. Italian thoracic surgeon, and the inventor of … 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

Guest post: Report from the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium in Thoracic Surgical Oncology – VATS

An invited report from Dr. Marcello Migliore on the recent Italian conference on VATS and lung cancer 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

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

ALAT : The Grand Trifecta

Talking about the roles of traditional VATS, single port surgery and robots in modern thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Case Report: Hilar mass resection using single port thoracoscopy with Dr. Diego Gonzalez – Rivas

in the operating room with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas for single port thoracoscopic (uniportal) surgery. Continue reading

Dr. Gonzalez Rivas, Johnson & Johnson and Single-port thoracic surgery

the 2013 S.W.A.T conference, presented by Johnson & Johnson. Featured presenters Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Dr. Paula Ugalde discuss single port thoracoscopy and topics in minimally invasive surgery Continue reading

Living legends and Cirugia de Torax

writing about Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and the other living legends in thoracic surgery and connecting people to the world of thoracic surgery Continue reading

Rocco et al. “Ten year experience on 644 patients undergoing single-port (uniportal) video-assisted surgery

Reviewing “Ten years experience on 644 patients undergoing single-port (uniportal) video-assisted” by Gaetano Rocco et al. at the National Cancer Institute in Naples, Italy Continue reading

Awake Epidural Anesthesia for thoracoscopic pleurodesis

Awake epidural anesthesia for thoracoscopic pleurodesis: A prospective cohort study. a new publication from Dr. Mauricio Velasquez and his surgical team reviewing results from their 36 month study Continue reading

1st Asian Single Port Symposium & Live Surgery

Interested in learning more about single port thoracoscopy, or talking to the inventors of this technique? This March – head to the 1st Asian single port surgery conference in Hong Kong. Continue reading

Single port thoracoscopy for wedge resection – does size matter?

Dr. Chen discusses single port thoracoscopy – and specimen size. Continue reading

Dual port VATS for recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax: Foroulis et. al

A newly published study comparing dual port thoracoscopy with mini-thoracotomy for the treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax Continue reading

mystery diagnosis: pleural plaques

Discovery of extensive pleural plaques during VATS Continue reading

Case Report: Dual port VATS decortication of empyema

case report of dual port thoracoscopy for decortication of empyema in a thirty-eight year old woman. Continue reading

Blebs, Bullae and Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Overview of spontaneus pneumothorax and treatment modalities. Continue reading

Case report: Blebectomy with talc pleurodesis after spontaneous pneumothorax

Case report of spontaneous pneumothorax followed by bleb resection and talc pleurodesis. Continue reading

VATS decortication: Empyema

an in-depth look at video-assisted thoracoscopy for decortication of advanced empyema. Continue reading

Dual port thoracoscopy for diaphragmatic plication with Dr. Edgard Gutierrez Puente

Talking with the energetic and innovative Colombian surgeon, Dr. Edgard Gutierrez Puentes. Continue reading

Pulmonary Metastasectomy: Cherry Pickin’

A brief description of pulmonary metastasectomy (lung resection for metastatic disease) with a limited review of recent literature. Continue reading

SITS: That’s Single Incision Thoracoscopic Surgery

the development and application of single-port thoracoscopic surgery, (or the lack there of.) Continue reading

Preventing Atrial Fibrillation after Lung Surgery

and the snowball effect of atrial fibrillation after surgery. Discussion includes beta blockers and vitamin C as methods to reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation with discussion of the literature supporting its use. Continue reading

Outpatient Treatment for Malignant Effusions

Discussion of treatment goals, and patient centered care for Malignant pleural effusions. This is the first in a series of articles on lung cancer, and lung surgery topics. Originally posted at our sister site. Continue reading