Our cardiothoracic surgeon specializes in a variety of lung procedures including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, lung reduction surgery, and lung biopsies. Dr. Klodell has years of experience in this field. Our team is committed to providing our patients with the best care and Dr. Klodell is passionate about personalizing that care.

What is video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)?

Florida Heart & Lung Institute is proud to offer video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS. VATS is a surgical procedure where a small video camera is used to direct a surgeon while performing surgery on a patient. During a VATS surgical procedure tiny incisions are made in the patient’s chest. A surgeon will then insert a small camera and other tools to perform the procedure. This surgical technique is minimally invasive and therefore a preferred procedure in this field.

Other lung surgeries and procedures we perform:

  • Lung biopsy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
  • Robotic surgery
  • Pleurodesis
  • Lung reduction surgery
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for refractory ventricular tachycardia

If you are a good candidate for VATS, Dr. Klodell will work with you to develop an individualized care plan. Contact us to make an appointment today.