Article Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic major pulmonary resections

Authors: William Guido Guerrero, Diego Gonzalez- Rivas


Uniportal thoracic surgery is being continuously adopted by thoracic units around the world. Growing interest in the procedure is demonstrated by numerous workshops and training programs along every continent. The success of the technique lies in that it does not compromise oncologic principles and be carried out safely when proper training is acquired. For a surgeon to be able to perform a uniportal lobectomy successfully and safely proper steps must be ensuring. Multiple key maneuver and tricks are inherent to the uniportal approach. This article summarizes the equipment and key steps necessary to do a uniportal lobectomy.