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First uniportal video assisted thoracic surgery masterclass in Ecuador

Authors: John Barba-Pacheco, Gutenberg Navarro, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Fernando Polit, Pamela Wong, Fabrizio Nieto, Manuel Romero, Jaime Carrera, Jonathan Villacis, Martha J. Zambrano, Karina Bravo, Renee Velastegui, Freddy Rodríguez, Manuel Reyes, Silvia Cullacay, Ramiex Cercado, Sara Salvatierra

Abstract

Currently video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and the evolution Uniportal VATS have a worldwide acceptance and Ecuador is not exception when we decided invited to Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas pioneer surgeon in the world of single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic procedures, with the aim to provide a faster recovery of the patients compared to those who received a conventional thoracotomy. We thanks the opportunity to present a report to the first Masterclass in Uniportal VATS with live surgery, performed on February 23rd to 24th of 2017 at the Luis Vernaza Hospital in Guayaquil-Ecuador. In addition to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the uniportal VATS technique we presented a video of uniportal VATS left lower lobectomy performed by Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas during the first uniportal masterclass in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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