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CTSnet recognizes Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas

CTSnet.org, the largest global network of cardiothoracic surgery professionals has recently recognized Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas for his pioneering efforts in thoracic surgery.

a TEDtalk favorite

This comes on the heels of a recent TEDtalk on Dr. Gonzalez and the process of innovation in surgery. During this 18 minute talk, Dr. Gonzalez talks about his own experiences in surgery.

Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas, a “fan” favorite here at Cirugia de Torax, is at the forefront of the field due to his contributions to minimally invasive surgery in the area of single-port thoracoscopy.

The dynamic young Spaniard has been making headlines over the last decade as he introduced and then refined the single port surgical technique.  He and his colleagues, Dr. Maria Mercedes
de la Torre Bravos and Dr. Ricardo Fernandez Prado at the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Unit (UCTMI) in Coruna, Spain have successfully used this technique on thousands of patients, for a wide variety of procedures including sleeve lobectomies, pneumonectomies, bilobectomies and other complex procedures.

Dr. Gonzalez-Rivas demonstrates single port thoracoscopy at the National Cancer Institute in Bogota, Colombia

Dr. Gonzalez-Rivas demonstrates single port thoracoscopy at the National Cancer Institute in Bogotá, Colombia

Despite this widespread fame, Dr. Gonzalez Rivas remains unaffected and approachable.  He spends much of his time in operating rooms around the world, teaching his technique to his peers.  Next week, he heads to Guangzhou, China.

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About K Eckland

World of Thoracic Surgery is a blog about the work, research, and practices of thoracic surgeons around the world. It includes case studies, [sometimes] dry research, interviews with thoracic surgeons along with patient perspectives, and feedback.

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