Focused Issue on The Second Roman Tips and Tricks in Thoracic Surgery - the Great Potential of Uniportal VATS

Posted On 2019-06-21 11:42:54



This focused issue on “The Second Roman Tips and Tricks in Thoracic Surgery - the Great Potential of Uniportal VATS” is edited by Dr. Stefano Margaritora, Division of General Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Policlinico Gemelli Foundation, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Italy; Dr. Roberto Crisci, MDDepartment of Thoracic Surgery, University of L'Aquila, "G. Mazzini" Hospital, Piazza Italia 1, Teramo, Italy; and Dr. Elisa Meacci, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Fondazione Policlinico “A. Gemelli” - University Hospital, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy .

Dr. Stefano Margaritora graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome in 1985, and completed his specialization of General Medicine at the "La Sapienza" University of Rome in 1990. His surgical interests include general thoracic surgery and lung cancer surgery.

Dr. Roberto Crisci is a Professor of Thoracic Surgery at the Department of MeSVA in L’Aquila University and the Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery of Mazzini Hospital, Teramo. He was the founder and Scientific Director of Italian VATS Group. His main clinical interests involve: Innovation and Technology in Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, VATS lobectomies, Chest wall resections and reconstructions, Pectus deformities

Dr. Elisa Meacci authored many publications and comments in international peer reviewed journals like Annals of Thoracic Surgery. The main interests of Dr. Meacci are in thoracic minimally invasive surgical oncology. Her research area deals with lung cancer, lung metastases, thymic pathology, hyperhidrosis, chest wall tumors and reconstruction, esophageal cancer, robotic surgery and Uniportal- VATS surgery. Dr. Meacci is member of the following scientific societies: ESTS; EACTS and SICT. 

Focused issue outline:

  1. How to teach Uniportal VATS to younger and elder generations: two different methods or any common overlapping points?
    Luca Bertolaccini, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Maggiore Teaching Hospital, Bologna, Italy
  2. Preliminary experience in Uniportal VATS
    Andrea Viti & Pietro Bertoglio, Thoracic Surgery Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, Verona. Italy
  3. Thoracoscopic versus open lobectomy: short-term outcomes
    Giuseppe Cardillo, Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forlanini, Rome, Italy
  4. Endoscopic one-way endobronchial valves in the treatment of persistent air leak with empyema
    Giacomo Cusumano &Alberto Terminella, Thoracic Surgery Unit "Vittorio Emanuele Policlinico Hospital", Catania, Italy
  5. Vats treatment of pneumothorax
    Federico Venuta, Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
  6. Treatment of esophageal diverticula In Uniportal Vats
    Dania Nachira, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A.Gemelli” IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
  7. Single centre experience in VATS resection of pleural Schwannomas
    Marco Chiappetta, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
  8. An uncommon presentation of cystic pachypleuritis successfully treats by Uniportal VATS
    Marco Chiappetta, Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
  9. “Continuous” and “one-shot” serratus plane block in Uniportal-VATS surgery: preliminary results
    Gianmaria Ferretti, Dipartimento delle Scienze Cardiovascolari e Toraciche, UOC di Chirurgia Toracica, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
  10. U-VATS resection of bronchogenic cyst
    Maria Teresa Congedo, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Italy
  11. Anatomical variations
    Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain