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Video - assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy by Frank C. Detterbeck, Thomas Kiefer

Video - assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy


Part of the Operation Primers Series


Video - assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy by Frank C. Detterbeck, Thomas Kiefer

The Operation Primer provides excellent photographic step-by-step guidance to the surgical procedure. It has been produced to describe the operation in the simplest manner possible without over-simplifying. The core of the Operation Primer is the section on Nodal Points, where the key surgical steps are described in detail. This surgical guidebook provides essential reference material to surgeons wishing to update their knowledge in this specific area. The Operation Primer Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy is specially created for surgeons wishing to familiarize themselves with minimally invasive, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical techniques. VATS lobectomy is an accepted and safe procedure, and the oncological outcome is as good as with the traditional open approach. This operation primer is an excellent teaching tool, accurately describing the steps of this technique in a manner suitable for both beginners and experienced surgeons. It provides a detailed overview of patient preparation, key surgical steps, and common pitfalls of VATS lobectomy. This Operation Primer will provide surgeons with a reliable and systematic approach to performing VATS lobectomy.


From the book reviews:

The intended audience is surgeons and trainees interested in getting familiar with thoracoscopic procedures. It is an excellent primer on the details of the procedure for right upper lobectomy. ... This is an excellent addition to any collection in thoracic surgery. It is of great practical value to practicing surgeons, with wonderfully detailed photos and illustrations of high quality. (Michael Bates, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2014)

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Publication date

4th February 2014


Frank C. Detterbeck, Thomas Kiefer

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Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K an imprint of Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG


88 pages


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