Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy—from an experimental therapy to the standard of care

Tristan D. Yan


Without a doubt, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has completely revolutionized modern thoracic surgery and significantly improved patient outcomes over the last two decades. Now is a crucial transition point—we are witnessing the VATS lobectomy technique transforming from an experimental procedure to the standard of care for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).