Our readers get the first glimpse of Dr. Chen’s newest device. The wireless endoscope is currently undergoing animal trials at MacKay Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.
The battery operated devices are more flexible and portable for ease of use, in and out of the operating room. Disposable shafts attach to reusable battery units, eliminating tangled cords, and concerns about the sterility of the thoracoscopic set up.
Dr. Chih Hao “Roy” Chen
Dr. Roy Chen has been a previous contributor to Thoracics.org, and developed the Chen esophagectomy. He currently practices at MacKay Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.
Thoracic Surgery goes wireless. Examiner.com, May 31, 2015.
Chih-Hao Chen, Ho Chang, Tsang-Pai Liu, Tun-Sung Huang, Chao-Hung Chen (2015). Application of wireless electrical non-fiberoptic endoscope: Potential benefit and limitation in endoscopic surgery. International Journal of Surgery, vol. 19 (July 2015).