Article Abstract

From “open” to robotic assisted thoracic surgery: why RATS and not VATS?

Authors: Sara Ricciardi, Federico Davini, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Franca Melfi

Abstract

Since 1990’s, when the first video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy was performed, the interest in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) to treat lung cancer has grown widely (1).