Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas: uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery has become increasingly important
The 1st International Course on Tubeless and Advanced VATS Lobectomy Techniques was held successfully in the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University from December 7–11, 2015. The course was chaired by Dr. Jianxing He from First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, China and Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas (Figure 1) from Coruña University Hospital, Spain. One hundred international experts from 16 different countries were invited to train the tubeless VATS lobectomy techniques. At the first day the course, I was honored to have an interview with Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas after his speech on “Non-intubated VATS lobectomy surgery: CORUÑA experience”.