VIDEO-ASSISTED THORACIC SURGERY

A minimally invasive approach for the
treatment of lung cancer

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or (VATS) is a procedure in which the surgeon inserts a small tube called a thoracoscope through a small incision between the ribs. At the end of the tube is a small camera. This lets the surgeon see the entire chest cavity without having to open up the chest or spread the ribs. 

​Benefits of Video-Assisted Thoracic surgery

versus an open approach:

  • Reduced pain

  • Less blood loss

  • Less need for blood transfusions

  • Reduced risk of infection

  • Quicker recovery time

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Faster return to normal activities and daily life

 
Chart & Stethoscope

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”

William Osler

 

805-988-2033

Fax 805-983-6839

1700 N. Rose Ave. Suite 420
Oxnard, CA 93030

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