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Interviews with Thoracic Surgeons

This category contains 26 posts

Interview with the master: Dr. Benny Weksler

Talking to Dr. Benny Weksler about Minimally invasive esophagectomies, robotic surgery, lung cancer screening and life in the mid-south. Continue reading

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Why you should have attended VATS Peru 2016

Why you should have attended VATS Peru 2016 There were plenty of reasons for surgeons from all over Latin America to converge on Cuscu, Peru for the 2nd annual VATS PERU Uniportal Master Class, which covered the basics of the uniportal approach as well as nonintubated and awake uniportal surgery.  There were subxiphoid and uniportal … Continue reading

Dr. William Guido and the state of thoracic surgery in Costa Rica

Cusco,  Peru One of the guest lecturers at the 2nd VATS Peru Uniportal Master course is Dr. William Guido Gerrero from Costa Rica. Dr. Guido talked about the challenges of implementing a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program in the small central american nation that boasts a total population of less than 5 million. Despite the … Continue reading

Single port surgery conference in Berlin

the latest trailer about the documentary film on single port surgery and information about an upcoming training course. Continue reading

“This is Life” a new movie about Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas

a new film showing the life-changing efforts of one thoracic surgeon.. It’s about time! Continue reading

Dr. Ahmet F. Işık talks about pleural mesothelioma, HITHOC, and thoracic surgery in Gaziantep, Turkey

updates on the on-going HITHOC project, war surgery, foreign body obstructions and bronchoscopy for infants Continue reading

Dr. Mustafa Yüksel, Pektus, chest wall repair and the Yüksel bar

Talking with Dr. Mustafa Yuksel of Marmara University Hospital (Faculty of Medicine) about chest wall repairs, pectus defomities, the Yuksel bars and the future of 3D printing. Continue reading

CTSnet recognizes Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas

Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas receives recognition from the global network of cardiothoracic surgeons, CTSnet. Continue reading

Living legends and Cirugia de Torax

writing about Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and the other living legends in thoracic surgery and connecting people to the world of thoracic surgery Continue reading

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

In the operating room with Dr. Mauricio Velaquez: Single port thoracoscopy

a day in the operating room with one of Colombia’s New Masters of Thoracic Surgery Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas about single port surgery

an Interview with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas – and coverage of ‘Videotoracoscopia y cirugia robotica en torax: Avances y perspectivas’ in Santiago, Chile 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

New Masters: Dr. Mark Dylewski, Robotic Surgery

Talking with Dr. Mark Dylewski, one of the new masters of thoracic surgery in the area of robotic surgery Continue reading

The New Masters

The innovative and dynamic ‘New Masters’ of thoracic surgery Continue reading

Talking with Dr. K. Adam Lee, MD about minimally invasive surgery

In Jupiter, Florida talking about robots, lung cancer screening and solitary pulmonary nodules with Dr. K. Adam Lee, thoracic surgeon 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

Talking with Dr. Raimundo Santolaya, MD, thoracic and transplant surgeon at the Instituto Nacional del Torax

an interview with thoracic and tranplant surgeon, Dr. Raimundo Santolaya Cohen of Santiago, Chile Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Luis Marcelo Argote Green, National Institute of Medical Science

Talking to the interesting and entertaining Dr. Marcelo Argote Green, of Mexico City at the LXXI Congreso for Sociedad Mexicana de Neumologia y Cirugia de Torax Continue reading

Dr. Ross Bremner, and the state of thoracic surgery in Arizona

Talking with Dr. Ross Bremner, Chief of Thoracic Surgery and Chair of Thoracic Disease & Transplant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Daniela Molena

at John Hopkins, talking with Dr. Daniela Molena about minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Continue reading

In the operating room with Dr. Carlos Ochoa

After my first encounter with the young, energetic thoracic surgeon in Mexicali in November of 2011, I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to return to Mexico to learn more about Dr. Ochoa and his practice.  After spending an exhausting 48 hours with Dr. Ochoa, I must say that my first impressions regarding this surgeon were … Continue reading

St. George’s Hospital, NHS and the state of thoracic surgery

A visit to St. George’s Hospital in South London to talk about the state of thoracic surgery in Great Britain. Continue reading

Jupiter Medical Center: Q & A with Dr. K. Adam Lee

More robotic surgery as we talk with Dr. K. Adam Lee, the new director of thoracic surgery at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Carlos Cesar Ochoa Gaxiola

Cirugia de Torax in Mexicali, Baja California to interview Dr. Carlos Cesar Ochoa Gaxiola. Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Orazio Amabile

a brief interview with Dr. Orazio Amabile, cardiothoracic surgeon from Phoenix Cardiac Surgery as we cross paths in Flagstaff, Arizona. Continue reading

Robotics and Thoracic surgery : Dr. Weksler

a brief snapshot of a Dr. Benny Weksler, a thoracic surgeon using robotic technology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Also, UPMC as a high volume esophagectomy center. Continue reading

Dual port thoracoscopy for diaphragmatic plication with Dr. Edgard Gutierrez Puente

Talking with the energetic and innovative Colombian surgeon, Dr. Edgard Gutierrez Puentes. Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Juan Carlos Garzon

Interview with Dr. Juan Carlos Garzon Ramirez in Bogota, Colombia Continue reading

Talking about Transplant with Dr. R. Duane Davis

Interview with Dr. R. Duane Davis, the Chief of Lung Transplant at Duke University Continue reading

Dr. Thomas D’Amico: Duke Thoracic Surgery

A brief interview with Dr. Thomas D’Amico, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. Continue reading

Talking to Dr. Shu Lin, MD, PhD of Duke University

In and out of the operating room with Dr. Shu S. Lin, MD, PhD, cardiothoracic surgeon and member of the Duke lung transplant program. Continue reading