Fast-track surgery, or enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), is the combined approach of several factors to reduce pain and stress responses to surgery with the goal of achieving a pain and risk-free operation. In video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a major contributor to pain and delayed postoperative recovery is the postoperative chest drain. In this PhD thesis we explore methods to shorten or completely eliminate the use of standard postoperative chest drains after lung resections using VATS to improve overall treatment.
Additional project information
Our group conducts clinical research on enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery and translational research on the pathophysiology of the pleura after lung resection.
Place of employment
Bo Laksáfoss Holbek
, MD, PhD
Date and place of defense
25th April 2019
René Horsleben Petersen, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (main)
Henrik Kehlet, Professor of Perioperative therapy
Henrik Jessen Hansen, Chief Surgeon