A Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove a lobe in the lungs. Instead of the standard open procedure that requires a long incision and the spreading of the ribs, a VATS Lobectomy uses a small scope and tiny surgical instruments inserted through small incisions. This procedure is not for every patient(…)
Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, also known as VATS, is a minimally invasive procedure to aid in diagnosis and treatment of Mesothelioma, lung cancer, and pleural diseases. The surgeon uses a small scope inserted through tiny incisions to view the entire thoracic cavity.