In the last 20 years, minimally invasive surgery has transformed the surgical landscape. Delivering the same surgical results as traditional surgery2 — but without the large incisions and complicated maneuvering around internal structures. VATS is a minimally invasive alternative that offers a number of advantages for your patients.
VATS offers numerous benefits over the traditional open approach in early stage lung cancer treatment.1,2
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