A: Every procedure is different, and the length will vary based on the specific procedure as well as the individual. Our years of experience has enabled us to dramatically improve our efficiency and reduce time spent in the operating room which yields significant benefits to the patient including reduced or eliminated hypothermia, less blood loss, and reduced side effects of anesthetic agents (nausea, vomiting, lingering sedative effects). In general, almost all of our VATS procedures are performed in less than one hour.