Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality among both men and women in the United States. Surgical treatments for lung cancer, which are most effective for early stage non-small cell lung cancers, include open thoracotomy or a minimally invasive approach, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), which is designed to reduce or eliminate potentially negative effects from open surgery. New and improved advanced technologies continue to aid surgeons in providing the best possible benefit from minimally invasive approaches. Understanding how these devices function will be key in making these procedures accessible to more surgeons.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery in Thoracic Procedures Using Advanced Technologies

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