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  1. Mark S. Allen, M.D.

    Mark S. Allen, M.D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  4. Janani S. Reisenauer, M.D.

    Janani S. Reisenauer, M.D.

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

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

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  5. K Robert Shen, M.D.

    K Robert Shen, M.D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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
References
  1. Demmy T, et al. Overview of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). http://www.uptodate.com. 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. http://www.clinicalkey.com. 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. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/DeviceApprovalsandClearances/Recently-ApprovedDevices/ucm300790.htm. 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)