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Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery - Current Trends and Future Developments

Giuseppe Rescigno

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


Hatam Naase

University Hospital of Wales

Michael S. Firstenberg

The Medical Center of Aurora


Thoracic Surgery Airway Management Selective Ventilation Normal Breathing Recovery Mass screening Conventional VATS Techniques Technology Uniportal VATS Robotic Thoracic Surgery Soft Robots Endoscopic Robots

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Thoracic surgery was hit by the minimally invasive wave more than 25 years ago. Despite the early skepticism, the thoracoscopic approach to lung and pleural diseases have progressively increased over the years. A major drive was the pain related to the large thoracotomies. The cosmetic advantage was another important factor, in particular for operations in younger patients. There have been important changes during the last two decades. Instruments have improved, the number of ports have decreased and new technologies are now available. Robotic surgery is the next challenge of Thoracic surgeons.

This book aims to summarise the current approaches, from the anaesthetic management and physiotherapy to the routine surgical techniques. It will also provide an outlook of the future development of minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery. 

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Giuseppe Rescigno

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Dr. Giuseppe Rescigno graduated in Pavia, Italy, where he completed the General Surgery training. Then he moved to France to become a Cardiac Surgeon of the adult. Back to Italy, he worked in several hospitals as a Consultant. He is currently a Locum Consultant Cardiac Surgeon of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in Wolverhampton, UK. Clinical research has always been one of his main activities. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was investigator surgeon of the STICH (Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure) Trial in Bergamo, the eSVS Mesh Trial, and the Observant Study both in Ancona. In 2001-2002, he was Lecturer for the Ph.D. Course, University of Modena (Italy). He holds one patent on an original technique to assess bronchial ischemia after lung transplantation.

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