Article Abstract

From RATS to VATS: why we did choose this way

Authors: Thomas Schmid, Florian Augustin


Minimally invasive thoracic surgery has become standard in many centers over the last years. While surgeons agree on the benefits like less pain, shorter hospital stay and faster rehabilitation, there is an ongoing debate about the best minimally invasive approach. Besides the number and size of incisions (multiport, uniportal, etc.), the question of the optimal platform became more and more important.