In this series, we have studied on the robotic thoracic surgery, which is a close neighbor to VATS. Especially, we have focused on the robotic segmentectomy operations. We have discussed the role of segmentectomy operations, surgical techniques, experiences in benign diseases, mediastinal lymph node dissections as well as more recently developed imaging techniques.
Word renown surgeons participated in the development of Robotic segmentectomy operations, contributed to this series. I hope this series of VATS journal becomes a useful source for those interested in robotic segmentectomies.
The series “Robotic Segmentectomies” was commissioned by the edito-rial office, Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery without any sponsor-ship or funding. Alper Toker is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.