First Malaysia uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) masterclass

Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Sivakumar Krishnasamy, Godwin Lew, Ariel Zhu


This is a report of the first Malaysia uniportal VATS masterclass. Directed by Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas, co-directed by Dr. Sivakumar Krishnasamy, the 2-day educational program was successfully held in University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). Live surgery and lectures were performed in collaboration between Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas and the Thoracic/Pulmonary Team at UMMC Hospital in Malaysia. Such experience will pave the way for more thoracic surgeons to embrace the newest of the less- invasive thoracic surgical techniques in Malaysia.