Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas is a graduate of Santiago de Compostela University and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Coruña University (MD). He received training in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and lung transplantation at Coruña University Hospital.
After completing a year working in Santiago University Hospital joined the faculty at Coruña Hospital and is currently Thoracic Surgeon in Coruña University center and an active member of lung transplantation program. He is the head of minimally invasive thoracic surgery Unit working at Coruña hospital, USP institution, San Rafael hospital and Modelo medical center.
Dr Gonzalez Rivas serves on several editorial boards and is active member organizing the annual meeting of Spanish society of thoracic surgery (SECT) and collaborate with educational activities of European Society (ESTS). He is a board European certified surgeon since 2010 (FECTS). He is specially dedicated to minimally invasive thoracic surgery (VATS). He was pioneer surgeon in the world performing uniportal VATS lobectomies and he has published several papers describing this procedure and the results in the most important medical journals. More information about the technique in www.videothoracoscopy.com