Article Abstract

How high is your conversion rate?—as high as necessary

Authors: Ralitsa Baranowski, David A. Waller


Since the introduction of lobectomy for lung cancer by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the 1990s, the development of different VATS techniques has resulted in many advances in thoracic surgery and patient care. With increasing experience and technical expertise, surgeons become more skilled in identifying the suitable patients for VATS lobectomy and completing the procedure thoracoscopically even in more complex cases.