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Last Name Initial: T

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

    Luis F. Tapias Vargas, M.D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  3. 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

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

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

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

    VATS, Hernia repair, Cholecystectomy, Abdominal surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Appendectomy, Diagnostic laparoscopy, Pe...ritoneal dialysis, Diverticulitis, Appendicitis, Hemorrhage, Hernia, Bowel dysfunction, Necrotizing fasciitis, Stoma, Infection, Abscess, Pancreatitis, Cholecystitis, Compartment syndrome, Traumatic injury

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.

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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)