Preface for robotic lung resections

Preface for robotic lung resections

In the past decade, robotic thoracic surgery for atomic lung resections became the most recent minimally invasive technique. The studies have shown its feasibility and safety. Three-dimensional high-definition camera, dexterity, increased maneuverability and precision in dissection have been demonstrated to be its superiorities. I believe these superiorities provide the short learning curve.

I would like to thank to Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) for providing us a platform to create an issue for “Robotic Lung Resections”. I personally know that authors in this issue, reflected their high volume robotic surgery experience. I also know and appreciate that all of the participating authors created this issue in their extreme workload. I am grateful to authors who participated in this issue.

Prof. Dr. Alper Toker

Prof. Dr. Alper Toker

Head, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey; Director, Thoracic Surgery Program, Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals, Istanbul, Turkey.

doi: 10.21037/jovs.2017.04.06

Conflicts of Interest: The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.

Cite this article as: Toker PD. Preface for robotic lung resections. J Vis Surg 2017;3:71.


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