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  1. Mark S. Allen, M.D.

    Mark S. Allen, M.D.

    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    VATS lobectomy, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, Esophagectomy, Esophageal reconstruction, Peroral endoscopic myotomy,... Hyperhidrosis surgery, Video mediastinoscopy, Segmentectomy, Thymectomy, VATS, Supercharged jejunal interposition, Lung volume reduction surgery, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Heller myotomy, Minimally invasive surgery, Pectus excavatum, Mediastinal tumor, Esophageal cancer, Lung cancer, GERD, Pectus carinatum, Myasthenia gravis, Hyperhidrosis, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Pancoast tumor, Thymic tumor, Pneumothorax, Achalasia, Hiatal hernia

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

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

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Minimally invasive surgery, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Esophagectomy, Robotic lobectomy, Robotic surgery, Thymectomy, Trans...oral incisionless fundoplication, Video mediastinoscopy, Segmentectomy, Heller myotomy, Esophageal reconstruction, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Lung volume reduction surgery, VATS lobectomy, Peroral endoscopic myotomy, Supercharged jejunal interposition, VATS, Mesothelioma, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Hyperhidrosis, Achalasia, Thymic tumor, Pneumothorax, Myasthenia gravis, GERD, Mediastinal tumor, Lung cancer, Pectus carinatum, Pancoast tumor, Esophageal cancer, Hiatal hernia

  3. Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., M.S.

    Stephen D. Cassivi, M.D., M.S.

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Minimally invasive surgery, Segmentectomy, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, Robotic lobectomy, Esophagectomy, Hyperhid...rosis surgery, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Lung volume reduction surgery, Robotic surgery, Heller myotomy, VATS lobectomy, Video mediastinoscopy, Supercharged jejunal interposition, VATS, Thymectomy, Esophageal reconstruction, Lung cancer, Achalasia, Mediastinal tumor, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Myasthenia gravis, Pneumothorax, Pancoast tumor, Esophageal cancer, Hyperhidrosis, Thymic tumor, GERD, Hiatal hernia

  4. Janani S. Reisenauer, M.D.

    Janani S. Reisenauer, M.D.

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Minimally invasive surgery, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Transoral incisionless fun...doplication, Video mediastinoscopy, Esophageal reconstruction, VATS, Esophagectomy, Segmentectomy, Robotic surgery, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Lung volume reduction surgery, Supercharged jejunal interposition, VATS lobectomy, Thymectomy, Heller myotomy, Pneumothorax, Mediastinal tumor, GERD, Myasthenia gravis, Esophageal cancer, Hyperhidrosis, Thymic tumor, Lung cancer, Hiatal hernia, Achalasia, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Pancoast tumor

  5. K Robert Shen, M.D.

    K Robert Shen, M.D.

    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Minimally invasive surgery, Esophageal reconstruction, Heller myotomy, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Supercharged jejunal inte...rposition, Minimally invasive thymectomy, VATS, Lung volume reduction surgery, Video mediastinoscopy, Thymectomy, Esophagectomy, Segmentectomy, VATS lobectomy, Thymic tumor, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Mediastinal tumor, Pneumothorax, GERD, Hyperhidrosis, Achalasia, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Hiatal hernia, Pancoast tumor, Myasthenia gravis

  6. Victor F. Trastek, M.D.

    Victor F. Trastek, M.D.

    1. Phoenix, AZ
    Areas of focus:

    Lung volume reduction surgery, VATS, Germ cell tumor, Tracheal stenosis, GERD, Esophageal cancer, Lung cancer, Divertic...ulitis, Myasthenia gravis, Throat cancer

  7. Dennis Wigle, M.D., Ph.D.

    Dennis Wigle, M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    Heller myotomy, Segmentectomy, Thymectomy, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, Esophageal reconstruction, Esophagectomy, ...Robotic surgery, Peroral endoscopic myotomy, Minimally invasive surgery, Supercharged jejunal interposition, VATS, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Lung volume reduction surgery, VATS lobectomy, Video mediastinoscopy, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Hyperhidrosis, Pneumothorax, Pancoast tumor, Mediastinal tumor, Mesothelioma, Pectus carinatum, Hiatal hernia, Pectus excavatum, Esophageal cancer, GERD, Lung cancer, Achalasia, Thymic tumor, Myasthenia gravis

Research

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.

Publications

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

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

Jan. 28, 2020
  1. Thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Merck Manual Professional Version. https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pulmonary-disorders/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-pulmonary-procedures/thoracoscopy-and-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery. Accessed Oct. 10, 2019.
  2. Bendixen M, et al. Postoperative pain and quality of life after lobectomy via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or anterolateral thoracotomy for early stage lung cancer: A randomized controlled trial. Lancet Oncology. 2016; doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(16)00173-X.
  3. AskMayoExpert. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Mayo Clinic; 2019.
  4. Raft J, et al. Anesthesia for thoracic ambulatory surgery. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology. 2019; doi:10.1097/ACO.0000000000000795.
  5. Rowse PG, et al. Minimally invasive thymectomy: The Mayo Clinic experience. Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2015; doi:10.3978/j.issn.2225-319X.2015.07.03.
  6. Bencini L, et al. Esophageal surgery in minimally invasive era. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2016; doi:10.4240/wjgs.v8.i1.52.
  7. Demmy T, et al. Overview of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed Oct. 11, 2019.
  8. Oshikiri T, et al. Current status of minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: Is it truly less invasive? Annals of Gastroenterological Surgery. 2019; doi:10.1002/ags3.12224.
  9. Brown A. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. July 30, 2019.
  10. Litin SC (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. Dec. 6, 2019.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)