VATS and Uniportal VATS: a glimpse into the future

Gaetano Rocco


When it comes to perspectives in thoracic surgery, the future appears crowded with the conceptual and technological evolution of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). The idea behind VATS is to be able to duplicate with subcentimetric instrumentation and visualization devices—thereby complying with the least minimal invasiveness criteria—the same procedures thoracic surgeons were used to perform through open thoracotomies.