Training in Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Alberto Sandri, Alan D.L. Sihoe, Michele Salati, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Alessandro Brunelli

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Interest in uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is rapidly growing worldwide because it represents the surgical approach to the lung with the least possible trauma. Specific training in this surgical approach is crucial due to its technical implications, to perform it safely while upholding the required therapeutic radicality. Novel strategies, such as interactive learning technologies, simulators, high-volume preceptorships, and targeted proctorships, play important roles in the training for uniportal VATS which, ideally, should be standardized, governed, and credentialed by national and international surgical societies to ensure patient safety and academic responsibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Education
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Pulmonary lobectomy
  • Simulation
  • Training
  • Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Sandri, A., Sihoe, A. D. L., Salati, M., Gonzalez-Rivas, D., & Brunelli, A. (2017). Training in Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery. Thoracic Surgery Clinics, 27(4), 417-423.