Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416062639, 9781437735918

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print, with DVD

Authors: Robert McKenna Ali Mahtabifard Scott Swanson
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416062639
eBook ISBN: 9781437735918
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 2nd December 2010
Page Count: 336


Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS) presents step-by-step instructions on procedures that yield better patient outcomes and recoveries. Dr. Robert J. McKenna covers major developments in video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS)—including lung-volume reduction surgery. The included DVD and online access offer videos of experts performing these valuable techniques.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at, along with videos demonstrating key minimally invasive thoracic procedures.
  • Get the latest on video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS), including lung-volume reduction surgery.
  • Hone your skills in each procedure through step-by-step instructions, along with tips and discussions of complications.
  • Grasp the visual nuances of surgery from nearly 400 intraoperative photographs depicting procedures.
  • Master the full range of minimally invasive procedure through comprehensive coverage that highlights even lesser known techniques.
  • Watch procedures performed by the experts who helped pioneer them on the instructional DVD and the website.


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About the Author

Robert McKenna

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Thoracic Surgery; Program Director, General Thoracic Surgery Fellowship; Surgical Director, Women’s Guild Lung Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California USA

Ali Mahtabifard

Affiliations and Expertise

Attending Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Center for Chest Diseases; Associate Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California USA

Scott Swanson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director,Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Vice Chair Cancer Affairs, Department of Surgery, Bringham and Women's Hospital, Chief Surgical officerDana Farber Cancer Institute, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts