Teaching uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery in Rome

Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Maria Teresa Congedo, Stefano Margaritora


Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has recently gained popularity as procedure for major lung resections, and actually seems to be the future of thoracic surgery. Uniportal VATS has shown to be feasible and safe as thoracotomy when a correct and appropriate learning curve is done. However, switching from open or triportal VATS to uniportal VATS approach requires a proper training and a consequent learning curve even among experienced thoracoscopic surgeons.