The road to ultimate minimal invasiveness

Ze-Rui Zhao, Calvin S. H. Ng


Singe-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (SPVATS) has become increasingly popular among thoracic surgeons in recent years. Generally, major pulmonary resection is performed through a single incision (3–5 cm), with the goal of causing potentially less pain, while achieving similar oncologic control compared with conventional VATS procedures (1). The article by Dr. Kim and colleagues (2) describes a successful tri-segmentectomy for a small lesion located in the left upper lobe via a single 2-cm incision.