The majority of general thoracic surgical operations in the United States are performed by surgeons not specializing in thoracic surgery. [despite the fact that] Both general thoracic surgeons and cardiac surgeons achieve better outcomes than general surgeons.” Schipper et. al (2009).
the development and application of single-port thoracoscopic surgery, (or the lack there of.)
today, we are looking at the research and case reports related to the use of the Divinci robot for robot-assisted thoracic surgery..
What is the future of thoracic surgery? Who are our brightest and best young surgeons? Who are the upcoming surgeons of tomorrow?
walk as if your life depended on it..
How to maximize your chances before lung surgery to speed healing, post-operative recovery and reduce the incidence of complications.
and the snowball effect of atrial fibrillation after surgery. Discussion includes beta blockers and vitamin C as methods to reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation with discussion of the literature supporting its use.