Article Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery—the experiences of Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital

Authors: Haifeng Wang, Xiao Zhou, Dong Xie, Siming Jiang, Hongdou Ding, Diego Gonzalez, Gening Jiang


Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is getting recognized in thoracic surgery, especially in China. Although surgeons from some part of the world are still skeptic, those in China have witnessed its breathtaking growth, along with the development of the specialty of thoracic surgery. By introducing the history and experiences of one specialty hospital—Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital (SPH), we show the feasibility and safety of uniportal VATS, and illustrate the technical details of this procedure with the example of right middle lobectomy (RML).