Please tell me what this is!?

  1. Can anyone tell me what a VATS procedure is? I had a patient who was preparing for said procedure, and even the more experienced nurses didn't know what it was.
    Thanks
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  3. by   Kymmi
    Video assisted thoracic surgery http://www.upmc.edu/minsurg/VATS.htm
  4. by   RNCRNA2BE
    Thanks!
  5. by   moonchild20002000
    Although it is minimally invasive surgery the pain associated with it is anything but minimal. Ask me how I know.
  6. by   RNCRNA2BE
    Quote from moonchild20002000
    Although it is minimally invasive surgery the pain associated with it is anything but minimal. Ask me how I know.
    how do you know?

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