From Oct 20th to 21st, 2017, the 4th International VATS Symposium was successfully held in the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK. Gathering numerous well-known experts worldwide, the symposium focused on many hot topics of thoracic surgery, including the principles for advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery (MITS), advanced techniques in Lobectomy, Robotic Surgery, future of MITS, etc., providing an enjoyable and significant feast for all the participants.
During the symposium, Prof. Robert Cerfolio from New York University Langone Health Center, has brought two excellent speeches, earning quite a lot applause from the audience. Among them, Prof. Cerfolio has shown his great passion for Robotic Surgery when having the debate about “Robotic Surgery is better than VATS” with Prof. Joel Dunning. Seizing this great opportunity, the Editorial Office of Journal of Visualized Surgery (JOVS) has performed a short interview with Prof. Cerfolio , sharing with us his love and precious view for the Robotic Surgery.