Article Abstract

Anesthesia for robotic thoracic surgery

Authors: Henning Pauli, Mostafa Eladawy, James Park

Abstract

Robotically assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) to date is performed as a small proportion of thoracic surgical procedures and only at a few centres, but is rapidly gaining more widespread interest. In this article, we present our anesthetic perspective of planning and performing RATS and highlight specific points to consider when managing these patients.