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Robotic-Assisted vs Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

Subroto Paul, MD, FCCP, and Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD, FCCP, take time to discuss the article by Dr. Paul and colleagues in the December 2014 issue of CHEST with Podcast Editor D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP. Their study evaluated the effectiveness of robotic-assisted vs thoracoscopic lobectomy. Thus far, in the early days of its use, they found that robotic-assisted lobectomy is associated with more injury and bleeding at a higher cost. The participants discussed potential future directions for robotics in this area.

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