Dr. Mahmoud Ismail: not just love the uniprotal VATS technique but more for the benefit of patients

Skylar Gao


The 3rd International Uniportal VATS Course jointly organized by the University Hospital Charité in Berlin, Germany, the University Hospital in Coruña, Spain and the Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tonji University Shanghai, China, was held successfully in Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin, Germany from March 16th to 18th, 2016. During the course, Dr. Mahmoud Ismail, director of the Uniprotal VATS Course, not only gave a great presentation on “Uniportal VATS: lobectomy”, but more importantly, made an impressive work for the whole course, which is as well a big move for the development of uniportal VATS in Europe. During the WETLAB in the third day, the Editorial Office of Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) had the great honor to have an interview with Dr. Ismail (Figure 1).