Pioneering Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) with Over 7,000 Procedures Performed

Surgical leaders and innovators changing the landscape of thoracic surgery since the early 1990s

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Pioneering Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Over 7,000 Procedures Performed

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Expertise to choose the safest surgical options

Award winning, ground-breaking surgeons

Robert J. Caccavale, M.D.
Jean-Philippe Bocage, M.D.

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About the Doctors

Dr. Robert Caccavale and Dr. Jean-Philippe Bocage have operated as a team for over twenty years, performing Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), a procedure they pioneered in the early 1990s. Members of our helpful and knowledgeable staff, working in tandem with our team of surgeons, provide thorough answers and articulate advice, working with you to facilitate your needs from beginning to end.
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Dr. Robert J. Caccavale

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Caccavale has devoted himself to the practice of general thoracic surgery with a special interest in thoracic oncology. He served two terms as the President of the New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons and currently holds an academic position at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Dr. Jean-Philippe Bocage

In addition to his role as Chief of Thoracic Surgery at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick as well as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, Dr. Bocage holds an academic position at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He subspecializes in the practice of general thoracic surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology.

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Pioneering Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

Thoracic Group surgeons pioneered the field of Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery and were involved in naming it. They held the first training course in VATS for surgeons in New Brunswick, NJ in the early 1990s, in addition to authoring the first medical publication in the English language on the performance of a VATS case. Since then, they have taught, proctored, and lectured nationally and internationally on the technique.

Average operating time is less than 40 minutes

Conversion rate to an open thoracotomy is less than 1%

95% of patients are home from the hospital within 1-2 days

Complication rate less than 5%

Surgeons use 4 one-inch incisions

Return to normal preoperative function in 2-3 weeks

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