The goal of this study is to create a unified SOP for care of subjects undergoing VATS
lobectomy and segmentectomy by members of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Other academic
centers have created standardized algorithms for the care of their subjects and this enables
the centers to determine which subjects can be placed on an accelerated pathway to discharge
and which cannot. Some of these SOPS dictate uniform treatment algorithms with reduction in
what may be unnecessary tests to simplify patient care and likely accelerate them towards
safe and more timely discharge from the hospital.