What is VATS Lung Biopsy?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Lung Biopsy

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a type of thoracic surgery performed using a small video camera that is introduced into the patient's chest via a scope. This is done to minimize the damage done during the surgical procedure.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 3
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with VATS Lung Biopsy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Pain 2
Chest pain upon deep breathing 1
Fatigue 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1
Shortness of breath with little or minimal activity (ie standing) 1


Based on patients currently having VATS Lung Biopsy

Dosage Patients Percentage
one time 1


Currently having VATS Lung Biopsy

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having VATS Lung Biopsy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 30
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 7
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for VATS Lung Biopsy.