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A robotic thoracic operation is a type of advanced, minimally invasive operation within the chest. During this procedure, the surgeon controls two hand-held joysticks and foot paddles within a Surgical Console to direct movements of micro-instruments inside the patient’s chest cavity. The surgeon is able to visualize anatomical details through 10x magnification with 3-D vision using specialized cameras, and articulated micro-instruments allow the surgeon to perform precise, accurate manoeuvrers in all parts of the thoracic cavity. The size of the incisions for robotic operations are typically 0.8 – 1.2cm, much smaller than the traditional open thoracotomy or sternotomy approach, and avoids rib or sternal spreading, which can be associated with increased complications. Overall, robotic thoracic operations can facilitate faster recovery, reduced pain, and improved quality of life.