12月7日，首届 Tubeless VATS 国际学习班（First International Course on Tubeless and Advanced VATS Lobectomy Techniques）在冬暖如春的“羊城”广州举行。AME出版社编辑团队前来聆听学术讲座，并采访了会场国内外专家，与大家共飨Tubeless VATS相关前沿研究和资讯。
我们荣幸地采访到来自Coruna University Hospital的Diego Gonzalez-Rivas教授。作为本次Tubeless VATS国际学习班负责人之一，Diego Gonzalez-Rivas教授在采访中为我们分享了本次会议亮点，并认为本次会议所呈现的手术技术将是不容错过的环节。谈及近8年来VATS 叶切除术的进展和单孔 VATS 叶切除术的未来前景，Diego Gonzalez-Rivas教授亦突出表明手术技术的重要性，并表示未来也会向大家分享更多单孔VATS的研究。最后，谈及成为胸外科医生的原因，Diego Gonzalez-Rivas教授幽默地表现出了对胸科学的着迷，对医学机理的热爱。
1.As the course director of this International Course on Tubeless and Advanced VATS Lobectomy Techniques, what do you think would be the most interesting session in this course?
2.Could you briefly introduce the advances of VATS lobectomy over the past 8 years?
3.Any insights of future development into uniportal VATS lobectomies?
4.You have organized a focused issue “Uniportal VATS” (V6, S6) for JTD. Do you have any future follow-ups on this issue?
5.What drives you to be a thoracic surgeon?
Dr. Diego Gonzalez-Rivas is the creator of minimally invasive thoracic surgery Unit working at Coruña hospital, Quiron Hospital, San Rafael and Modelo medical center. Actually he works in these 4 medical hospitals at Coruña city. He was pioneer surgeon in the world performing uniportal VATS lobectomies (first case in June 2010) and he has published several papers describing this procedure and the results in the most important medical journals and textbooks of thoracic surgery.
Dr. Gonzalez-Rivas serves on several editorial boards, he is reviewer of many scientific journals and he is the organizer of the annual meeting of Spanish society of thoracic surgery (SECT) during the next four years. He also collaborates with educational activities of European Society (ESTS). He is a board European certificated surgeon since 2010 (FECTS). He started to perform VATS lobectomies in 2007 after learning the technique at Cedars Sinai.