Article Abstract

Community for thoracoscopic surgery

Authors: Eunjue Yi, Sanghoon Jheon

Abstract

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a real game changer in thoracic surgery. Surgical environment for thoracic surgeon have become complicated more and more as the techniques and technology have been advanced. No single surgeon can stand alone in this rapid changing circumstance. Surgeons need to meet, talk together, and discuss what they have done. There may be no perfect answers, however, surgeon will get to know which way is better. Although the chosen one could be different from each of them, surgeons can debates and conclude the consensus. Societies for thoracic surgeons could provide the platforms for discussion, arguing, sharing experiences, educations, and therefore achievement another innovations comparable to VATS.

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