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Has anyone done thoracic surgery using vats?
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: All the time
Most thoracic procedures are currently being done with vats.

In brief: All the time
Most thoracic procedures are currently being done with vats.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
I would agree that most thoracic surgical procedures performed by a well trained thoracic surgeon will be performed utilizing the least invasive techniques possible. However, nationally, less then 20% of major anatomic lung resect is done VATS
Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes
VATS is video assisted thoracic surgery.
It was developed as a minimally invasive alternative to a full thoracotomy, and has been used widely for the last 30 years.

In brief: Yes
VATS is video assisted thoracic surgery.
It was developed as a minimally invasive alternative to a full thoracotomy, and has been used widely for the last 30 years.
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes
In our practice, over 70% of stage i and ii lung cancers are removed by vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery.
This is performed through 3-4 thumb sized incisions and a high definition camera.http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.

In brief: Yes
In our practice, over 70% of stage i and ii lung cancers are removed by vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery.
This is performed through 3-4 thumb sized incisions and a high definition camera.http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes
Yes, i have. Techniques used in thoracic surgery will depend upon indication for surgery and/or diagnosis.
There are numerous techniques to include sternotomy, traditional thoracotomy, mini-thoracotomy, video assisted thoracotomy, vats, and robotic approaches. 80+% of what we do will be minimally invasive (vats or robotic).

In brief: Yes
Yes, i have. Techniques used in thoracic surgery will depend upon indication for surgery and/or diagnosis.
There are numerous techniques to include sternotomy, traditional thoracotomy, mini-thoracotomy, video assisted thoracotomy, vats, and robotic approaches. 80+% of what we do will be minimally invasive (vats or robotic).
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