Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) right upper lobectomy

Xiaoyun Song, Ning Xiao, Daping Yu, Zhidong Liu


Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) plays supplementary role to the open surgery in the thoracic surgery. As the clinical education and VATS procedure developed, more patients are willing to take VATS surgery than open surgery if the condition permits. With the help of proficiency and HD thoracoscopic instruments, nearly all open surgery can be done, theoretically, in VATS either. In addition the better accessibility to the operative video and academic meeting greatly propel the prevalence of VATS surgery. Here I present a VATS right upper lobectomy case to communicating operative techniques.