How is video-assisted thoracic surgery used for a collapsed lung?

Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Video-assisted thoracic surgery affords better visualization of the entire lung surface in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lungs). The lung can be repaired through a small incision. Patients who receive this procedure experience less postoperative pain than those who receive traditional surgical methods.

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