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  1. Staci E. Beamer, M.D.

    Staci E. Beamer, M.D.

    1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    1. Phoenix, AZ
    Areas of focus:

    VATS, Robotic surgery, Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, Robotic lobectomy, Thymectomy, Esophagectomy, Chest wall rese...ction, Decortication, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Diaphragm plication, HIPEC, Video mediastinoscopy, Robotic diaphragm plication, Robotic thymectomy, Pleurectomy, Robotic esophagectomy, Robotic segmentectomy, Chest wall reconstruction, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Myasthenia gravis, Mesothelioma, Broken rib, Pneumothorax, Fungal lung infection, Hyperhidrosis, Thymic tumor, Diaphragm paralysis, Chest wall tumor, Pleural disease, Slipping rib syndrome, Esophageal cyst, Lung metastasis, Pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, Bronchogenic cyst, Diaphragmatic eventration

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

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

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

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

  3. Ian A. Makey, M.D.

    Ian A. Makey, M.D.

    1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    2. General Surgeon
    1. Jacksonville, FL
    Areas of focus:

    VATS, Lung transplant, Robotic lobectomy, Thymectomy, Lung volume reduction surgery, Tracheobronchoplasty, Lung cancer

  4. Janani S. Reisenauer, M.D.

    Janani S. Reisenauer, M.D.

    1. Thoracic Surgeon
    2. Interventional Pulmonologist
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

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

  5. K Robert Shen, M.D.

    K Robert Shen, M.D.

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

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

  6. Luis F. Tapias Vargas, M.D.

    Luis F. Tapias Vargas, M.D.

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

    VATS, Robotic surgery, Minimally invasive surgery, Thymectomy, Lung volume reduction surgery, Esophagectomy, Hyperhidro...sis surgery, Esophageal reconstruction, Heller myotomy, VATS lobectomy, Minimally invasive thymectomy, Video mediastinoscopy, Segmentectomy, Minimally invasive esophagectomy, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Myasthenia gravis, Achalasia, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Mediastinal tumor, Pancoast tumor, Hiatal hernia, Pneumothorax, Mediastinal lymph node enlargement, Hyperhidrosis, Thymic tumor

  7. Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

    Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

    1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    2. General Surgeon
    1. Jacksonville, FL
    Areas of focus:

    VATS, Lung transplant, Robotic surgery, Esophageal diverticulectomy, Extrapleural pneumonectomy, Esophagectomy, Chest w...all resection, Tracheal resection, Fundoplication, Pectus excavatum surgery, Chest surgery, Decortication, Hyperhidrosis surgery, Diaphragm pacing, Diaphragm plication, Tracheobronchoplasty, Lung cancer, Carcinoid tumor, Esophageal cancer, Myasthenia gravis, Achalasia, Pectus excavatum, Mediastinal tumor, Schwannoma, Mesothelioma, Sarcoma, Hiatal hernia, Diaphragmatic hernia, Chest wall deformity, Hyperhidrosis, Solitary fibrous tumor, Zenker's diverticulum, Tracheal stenosis, Thymic tumor, Diaphragm paralysis, Tracheomalacia, Tracheobronchomalacia

  8. Victor F. Trastek, M.D.
    Areas of focus:

    VATS, Lung volume reduction surgery, Lung cancer, Esophageal cancer, Myasthenia gravis, Throat cancer, Gastroesophageal... reflux disease, Diverticulitis, Germ cell tumor, Tracheal stenosis

  9. David Turay, M.D., Ph.D.

    David Turay, M.D., Ph.D.

    1. Critical Care Specialist
    2. General Surgeon
    3. Acute Care Surgeon
    1. Rochester, MN
    Areas of focus:

    VATS, Laparoscopic surgery, Abdominal surgery, Tracheostomy, Cholecystectomy, Peritoneal dialysis, Amputation, Thoracot...omy, Hernia repair, Thoracoscopy, Feeding tube placement, Appendectomy, Diagnostic laparoscopy, Rib fracture stabilization, Mesenteric ischemia, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Compartment syndrome, Appendicitis, Pancreatitis, Shock, Cholecystitis, Hernia, Diverticulitis, Infection, Volvulus, Traumatic injury, Bowel dysfunction, Gangrene, Necrotizing fasciitis, Small bowel obstruction, Tumors and masses, Respiratory failure, Abscess, Hemorrhage, Stoma

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

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

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

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

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

Nov. 16, 2022
  1. AskMayoExpert. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Mayo Clinic; 2021.
  2. 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 Aug. 25, 2022.
  3. Demmy T, et al. Overview of minimally invasive thoracic surgery. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed Aug. 25, 2022.
  4. Joshi V, et al. Video-assisted thoracoscopic anterior vertebral body tethering for the correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis of the spine. Surgical Technique. 2018; doi:10.1093/ejcts/ezy200.
  5. Baqir M (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic. Sept. 19, 2022.
  6. Nguyen HT. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic. Sept. 20, 2022.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)