Future of Thoracic Surgery

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TedTalks about the New Masters of Thoracic Surgery

TedTalks sits up and takes notice of one of the New Masters and Superstars of modern thoracic surgery, Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas. Continue reading

Evolving thoracic surgery: from open surgery to single port thoracoscopic surgery and future robotic

the future of thoracic surgery as seen by one of the New Masters, Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas. Continue reading

Surgeon shortage to hit rural areas the hardest

the latest predictions on the impending shortage of surgeons in the United States Continue reading

“General Thoracic Surgery” is thoracic surgery

what is the future of thoracic surgery education? A new American study asks the if it is time to separate the specialties of cardiac and thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Single port thoracoscopy for wedge resection – does size matter?

Dr. Chen discusses single port thoracoscopy – and specimen size. Continue reading

Single-port thoracoscopy as a first-line approach & the “Chen esophagectomy”

Dr. Chih-Hao Chen at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan talks about his experiences with single port/ single incision thoracic surgery (SITS) as well as the “Chen esophagectomy”; a new single port approach to esophagectomies. Continue reading

Dual port VATS for recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax: Foroulis et. al

A newly published study comparing dual port thoracoscopy with mini-thoracotomy for the treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax Continue reading

Block, Tuffier, Blalock & Gonzalez? Returning to single incision thoracoscopic surgery with Dr. Diego Gonzalez – Rivas

Checking in with Dr. Diego Gonzalez – Rivas and his team in Coruna, Spain – the innovators in single incision thoracic surgery, as Dr. Gonzalez publishes a new report on single incision pneumonectomy. Continue reading

Thoracic Surgery Training

Reviewing the literature regarding training in thoracic surgery Continue reading

Rising debts and decreased employment opportunities: the American landscape of thoracic surgery

$200,000 & counting: the escalating educational debt of thoracic surgery residents in the United States. Presenting the results of the 2010 Workforce Survey Report (Sarkaria et. al). Despite impending surgeon shortages of catastrophic proportions today’s new surgeons are unable to find full-time employment. Continue reading


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