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A Review of Anatomy, Techniques & Tools in VATS Lobectomy

Title: "A Review of Anatomy, Techniques & Tools in VATS Lobectomy"

Overview:

VATS lobectomy has been shown to be an effective operation for the treatment of the early stage lung cancer patient. There now exist a number of approaches that thoracic surgeons can utilize to successfully perform a thoracoscopic lobectomy. The purpose of this symposium is to provide attendees with an overview of these various techniques and provide key insights on each.

After viewing this symposium attendees should be able to:

* Articulate the differences between the major VATS lobectomy approaches
* Discuss the key procedural steps for each approach
* Display a better understanding of the pitfalls encountered during various lobectomies
* Have a better understanding of tools and technologies that enable success

Presenters

Todd Demmy

Todd Demmy Division of Thoracic Surgery, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)
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Shari Meyerson

Shari Meyerson Associate Professor in Surgery-Thoracic Surgery and Medicine-Pulmonary, Northwestern University Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
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Harmik Soukiasian

Harmik Soukiasian Associate Director of Thoracic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
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