Article Abstract

Notes on the first uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy on June 25, 2009

Authors: John K. C. Tam

Abstract

20 years ago open thoracotomy was considered the standard approach for thoracic surgery. My journey in thoracic surgery started in 1999 at the University of Manitoba in Canada, where I learned to perform the full range of thoracic surgery using the open thoracotomy technique. At that time we performed multiportal VATS for pleural conditions only.