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  1. Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H.

    Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H.

    1. General Surgeon
    2. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, Minnesota
    Areas of focus:

    Minimally invasive surgery, VATS, Esophageal cancer, Lung cancer more

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  2. Victor F. Trastek, M.D.

    Victor F. Trastek, M.D.

    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    Areas of focus:

    Lung volume reduction surgery, VATS, Diverticulitis, Esophageal cancer, GERD, Germ cell tumor, Lung cancer, Myasthenia gravis, Throat cancer, Tracheal stenosis more

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Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists study new uses and techniques to improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures, such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) care at Mayo Clinic

Oct. 21, 2016
  1. Demmy T, et al. Overview of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Accessed Aug. 2, 2016.
  2. Lewis MI, et al. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. In: Medical Management of the Thoracic Surgery Patient. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2010. Accessed Aug. 2, 2016.
  3. Miller DL, et al. Videothoracoscopic wedge excision of the lung. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1992;54:410.
  4. Riggin EA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. July 26, 2016.
  5. Cameron JL, et al. Video-assisted thoracic surgery. In: Current Surgical Therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2014.
  6. Linx Reflux Management System – P100049. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed Aug. 3, 2016.
  7. Sheu EG, et al. Evaluation of the LINX antireflux procedure. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. 2015;31:334.
  8. Makdisi G, et al. Successful resection of giant mediastinal lipofibroadenoma of the thymus by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2015;100:698.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)