Article Abstract

This is life—the journey of a pioneer surgeon on a new approach to thoracic surgery

Authors: Editorial Office


A documentary recording how a new approach to thoracic surgery has changed people’s lifes premiered in China at the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital on Friday 20th of March with the surgeon who created the technique and the Hollywood-nominated director present (Figure 1). “This is Life” depicts how Diego Gonzalez Rivas, the Associate Editor of Journal of Visualized Surgery, who became the first in the world to perform single port thoracoscopic surgery in 2010, changed his patients’ lives in the 4 years following the creation of the technique (Figure 2). Thoracic surgery is performed mainly to remove part of the lung for lung cancer sufferers.