Following a video assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy (VATS), patients may experience some side effects. The most common side effects of a VATS procedure include:
- Lung failure
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tube requirement to drain frothy fluids
- Injury to lung
- Severed blood vessels, arteries and/or veins that require emergency surgery
Call and schedule an appointment with a doctor at Florida Hospital to discuss the side effects of VATS.