Prof. González Rivas, one of the most eminent cardiothoracic surgeons in the world, was at the HPA Gambelas to perform a surgery with the technique of which he is the author and which revolutionised thoracic surgery.
In 2010 González Rivas was a pioneer in performing uniportal anatomical resections (with only one incision) using video-assisted thoracoscopy. In 2014 he performed the first lung surgeries, also single-incision in patients without intubation and spontaneous breathing. He is also the forerunner in performing uniportal resections using an articulated robotic arm, without the need for a helper (first case in 2016).
He was the founder and current director of the single-port videothoracoscopy training program at Shanghai Lung Hospital, the world's largest thoracic surgery centre (in 2019 alone, they performed 17,440 major lung resections).
On a visit to the HPA Gambelas, González Rivas operated on a young man with the pectus excavatum deformity, using the technique described, and the young man walked out of the operating room.
16, May 2020