Minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including both VATS and Robotic surgery, is rapidly evolving and new advances in this field are continuously reported. This Special Issue on Minimally Invasive Thoracic Oncological Surgery (Robotic/VATS), guest edited by Dr. Lorenzo Spaggiari and Dr. Domenico Galetta, aimed to point out some of most important topics, which will presented and discussed: history and development, technical aspects, innovations, oncological results and economic.
History and Development of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Techniques of Radical Resection in Minimally Invasive Surgery
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) major pulmonary resections: different approaches and focus on the full thoracoscopic fissure-based technique
Advanced Resections in Minimally Invasive Surgery
New Innovations in Minimally Invasive Surgery
New innovations in minimally invasive surgery—video-assisted thoracic surgery innovations from uniportal to “robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery”: technical and future aspects
Oncological Results and Comparison between Minimally Invasive Strategies
Economic Assessment in Minimally Invasive Oncological Surgery
The series “Minimally Invasive Thoracic Oncological Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Shanghai Chest without any sponsorship or funding. Lorenzo Spaggiari and Domenico Galetta served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.