Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print, with DVD


  • Robert McKenna
  • Ali Mahtabifard
  • Scott Swanson
  • 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 authors

    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