Article Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery, and the uni-surgeon: new words for the contemporary world

Authors: Marcello Migliore

Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (U-VATS) is gaining popularity, and is currently performed by a team formed by one surgeon, one camera holder and one nurse. As expected, the new word “uni-surgeon” is becoming more and more common. In this article, using the example of thoracic surgery, I try briefly to analyze the pro and cons of the uniportal—single incision VATS and uni-surgeon in the modern world, and how uniportal surgery may bring a novel dimension to the future of surgery.