Evolving from conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy to uniportal: the story behind the evolution

Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Eva Fieira, Maria Delgado, Lucía Mendez, Ricardo Fernandez, Mercedes de la Torre


When I started my training in thoracic surgery in 1999, I realized that the post-operative period for patients were very painful and hard because the incision we used to operate was very large, about 15 cm with rib spreading. So very often I thought of ways on how to improve this post operational period of our sick patients. In short, what could we do to reduce this pain and facilitate a better quality of life?