Forthcoming Focused Issue: VATS: The Age of Maturity

Published: 2016-08-11
Focused Issue: VATS: The Age of Maturity
Guest Editors: Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli


Words from Guest Editors:

“The development of major VATS surgery has almost two decades. At present, many advanced thoracic surgical procedures can be performed by VATS, with smaller wounds, less pain, shorter hospital stay, and with as good outcomes compared with conventional surgery. This focused issue aims to review current knowledge and discuss controversies in the development of VATS. And this will be the first focused issue to talk about this topic in such a targeted journal.”

Overview of Content:
  Luca Bertolaccini/Italy, Piergiorgio Solli/Italy

VATS, RATS, Microlobectomy: the future is just ahead?
  Joel Dunning/UK`

❖VATS in multiple ground glass lesions
  Alan Sihoe/China(Hong Kong)

❖VATS lobectomy for loco-regionally advanced NSCLC
 Bernard J. Park/USA

❖VATS mediastinal lymphadenectomy
  Marco Scarci/UK

❖Non-intubated VATS: where do we stand?
  Gaetano Rocco/Italy

❖Technological advanced in Uniportal VATS
  Diego Gonzalez Rivas/Spain

❖Subxiphoid VATS approach for the mediastinum
  Marcin Zieliński/Poland

❖VATS for esophagectomy
  Hecheng Li/China

❖Costs analysis of VATS approaches
  Alex Brunelli/UK

❖Three-dimensional VATS for major lung resections
  Edward Caruana/UK

This special issue is going to be published in a fast publication mode with the distinct features of the VATS journal.