A: VATS is a procedure that is becoming increasingly popular as less invasive procedures, and they are shown to be more beneficial  and patient demand grows. There are more thoracic surgery training programs adding VATS techniques to their repertoire, though typically we’re still seeing more complex procedures such as lobectomy, pneumonectomy, or mediastinal resections still being managed with traditional thorocatomy in most cases. We feel we offer an advantage over other programs based on the depth and breadth of our experience with VATS procedures of all types.