Robotic-assisted thoracoscopic lung surgery: Anesthetic impact and perioperative experience

Joshua A. Heller, Faiz Y. Bhora, Benjamin J. Heller, Edmond Cohen

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Anesthesiologists and the perioperative team have a tremendous impact upon clinical outcomes in robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. As anesthesiology is developing its role outside the operating room, the patient population benefits from an expanded focus on perioperative critical care and pain management. This article focuses upon the preoperative optimization, unique intraoperative considerations for surgeons and anesthesiologists, and postoperative management of patients undergoing robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-114
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018


  • Anesthesiology
  • Lung neoplasms.
  • Thoracic surgery


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