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thoracic surgery

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Why you should have your thoracic surgery at the university affiliated hospital

While working on a recent interview with one of the New Masters of Thoracic Surgery, I talked about one of his biggest contributions to his local community, which was establishing the first dedicated thoracic surgery program in that city.  Then I realized that maybe readers wouldn’t know what that was important.. This article came from … Continue reading

Guest post: Report from the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium in Thoracic Surgical Oncology – VATS

An invited report from Dr. Marcello Migliore on the recent Italian conference on VATS and lung cancer Continue reading

This June: NYU School of Medicine & Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Details about the upcoming Robotic thoracic surgery course at NYU this June. Continue reading

Save the date! Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Course in September 2015

Interested surgeons, don’t worry – there’s still plenty of time of register for the upcoming Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery course offered by the Duke Center for Surgery Innovation.  The course will be held September 24th – 26th, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, Florida. Featured speakers include some of the biggest names in minimally … Continue reading

Minimally invasive surgery course in Naples at Hospital Monaldi (April 23 – 24th, 2015)

Minimally invasive surgery course in Naples at Hospital Monaldi (April 23 – 24th, 2015) Munich airport, Germany I am on the last leg of a long journey to the beautiful southern Italian coastal city of Naples.  Best known for its claim as the home of pizza and the nearby ruins of Pompeii, for the next … Continue reading

Interview with the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery

Thoracics.org talks to the Brazilian Society of Thoracic Surgery and result isn’t what you might expect. Continue reading

Bronchopleural Fistula: a classic example of interdisciplinary surgery

aka, “Why we should be nice to plastic surgeons”. This case study highlights the need for close interdisciplinary partnerships among surgeons and also asks the question, “Are we addressing the emotional and psychosocial needs of our patients and their families?” Continue reading

Uniportal VATS with chest wall resection

As Dr. Gonzalez Rivas demonstrates, minimally invasive surgery isn’t just for “easy” cases. Case study with brief discussion and literature review 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

The latest STS guidelines on multimodality treatment of esophageal cancer

Cirugia de torax invites readers for an open discussion on the latest STS guidelines on multimodality treatment of esophageal cancer. Continue reading

Highlights from Shanghai – Uniportal Surgery conference

Uniportal surgery in Shanghai Continue reading

NHS thoracic offering: Cambridge International VATS symposium

information about the upcoming VATS symposium in Cambridge, UK – with featured speakers Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Ian Hunt. Continue reading

Bedside management of the complications in critically ill thoracic surgery patients: A different perspective

Updates in multi-disciplinary care from the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the 2014 Cardiovascular- Thoracic Critical Care conference in Washington D.C 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

ALAT : The Grand Trifecta

Talking about the roles of traditional VATS, single port surgery and robots in modern thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Another home run: Dr. Gonzalez Rivas does it again!

the Babe Ruth of thoracic surgery continues his winning streak; and Dr. Benny Weksler heads south to the University of Tennessee. Kudos to both of these fine surgeons! Continue reading

Live streaming single-port surgery: International Symposium

the latest from Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and the masters of thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Talking about Lung Cancer staging with Dr. Mitchell Magee

Discussing the classification and treatment of lung cancer according to the latest revisions (7th edition). Continue reading

Case Report: Hilar mass resection using single port thoracoscopy with Dr. Diego Gonzalez – Rivas

in the operating room with Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas for single port thoracoscopic (uniportal) surgery. Continue reading

Dr. Gonzalez Rivas, Johnson & Johnson and Single-port thoracic surgery

the 2013 S.W.A.T conference, presented by Johnson & Johnson. Featured presenters Dr. Diego Gonzalez Rivas and Dr. Paula Ugalde discuss single port thoracoscopy and topics in minimally invasive surgery 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

Rocco et al. “Ten year experience on 644 patients undergoing single-port (uniportal) video-assisted surgery

Reviewing “Ten years experience on 644 patients undergoing single-port (uniportal) video-assisted” by Gaetano Rocco et al. at the National Cancer Institute in Naples, Italy Continue reading

Post operative pain after thoracic surgery

What kind of pain should patients expect after thoracic surgery, and how long will it last? Also, is this normal? When should I call my doctor? Continue reading

The cowboys and rodeo stars of thoracic surgery

Discussing Dr. Joseph Coselli and ‘the cowboys of cardiac surgery’ along with some of our own heros of thoracic surgery here at Cirugia de Torax. Continue reading

Thoracic surgery shortage worsens as graduates fail to pass exams

a record number of surgeons fail to pass the American thoracic surgery certification exam, in the midst of a deepening shortage of surgeons. Continue reading

Awake Epidural Anesthesia for thoracoscopic pleurodesis

Awake epidural anesthesia for thoracoscopic pleurodesis: A prospective cohort study. a new publication from Dr. Mauricio Velasquez and his surgical team reviewing results from their 36 month study 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

1st Asian Single Port Symposium & Live Surgery

Interested in learning more about single port thoracoscopy, or talking to the inventors of this technique? This March – head to the 1st Asian single port surgery conference in Hong Kong. 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

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

Single port thoracoscopy for wedge resection – does size matter?

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

Robotic surgery with Dr. Ricardo Buitrago, thoracic surgeon

Robotic (thoracic) surgery comes to Clinica de Marly in Bogota, Colombia Continue reading

Conference coverage: Bolivian Society of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Notes from the day’s lectures at the XVI Congreso Boliviana de Cirugia Cardiaca, Toracica u Vascular in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia Continue reading

Protected: Register to participate in high altitude research project

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Sociedad Boliviana de Cirugia Cardiaca, Toracica y Vascular

the XXIX Congreso Latinoamericano de cirugia vascular y angiologia in Santa Cruz, Bolivia this October. 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

How to write a case report

References and resources for case report writing 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

Sandy Ogawa, ACNP and anti-reflux surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Talking with Sandra Ogawa, ACNP about ‘What to do when the purple pill fails?” 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

Using social media & technology to promote specialty practice

Cirugia de Torax and the role of social media in the promotion of specialty practice. Continue reading

Thoracic surgery and Robots!

a selection of full text references talking about robotics and thoracic surgery. Continue reading

Robotic Surgery training centers

Where do thoracic surgeons go to learn robotic surgery techniques? Continue reading

VATS decortication: Empyema

an in-depth look at video-assisted thoracoscopy for decortication of advanced empyema. Continue reading

Surgery for pleural infection: Empyema

second in a series of articles questioning whether thoracic surgery remains a relevant treatment for pleural diseases – as discussed in an article by Davies et. al. Continue reading

Lung Resection in the Elderly – the Harvard/ Keating experience

a new article published in Cancer, and summarized at Medscape talks about the importance of Lung Resection for long-term survival in Lung Cancer. Continue reading

Talking with Dr. Juan Carlos Garzon

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

Who is performing your thoracic surgery, part II

Promoting the thoracic surgery specialty during an interview with Ilene Little, founder and writer for Traveling4Health.com Continue reading

New Regional Thoracic Surgery Center: Ontario, Canada

Creation of a new ‘regional thoracic surgery center’ in Hamilton, Ontario highlights some of the issues we’ve talked about here before: high volume centers, optimizing outcomes, decreasing wait times, and quality/ consistency of care. Continue reading

In the operating room with Dr. R. Duane Davis

Single lung transplant with Dr. R. Duane Davis, famous cardiothoracic surgeon, and chief of the Lung Tranplant program at Duke. Part of a series. Continue reading

HITHOC research and programs

New project here on Cirugia de Torax.org: to compile a list of thoracic surgeons and thoracic surgery programs that are investigating and performing HITHOC procedures, but we need your help. Includes clinical trial information. Continue reading

Latest research findings: Mesothelioma

new research results from the University of Pennsylvania on the treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Continue reading

Pulmonary Metastasectomy: Cherry Pickin’

A brief description of pulmonary metastasectomy (lung resection for metastatic disease) with a limited review of recent literature. 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

Cytoreductive Surgery with Intraoperative Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy

An introduction to cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy administrative for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Continue reading

Extrapleural Pneumonectomy: EPP

Extrapleural pneumonectomy for malignant mesothelioma Continue reading

Esophageal surgery and esophageal surgery centers

Discussion of article by Bilimoria and the importance of high volume esophageal surgery programs for successful post-operative outcomes. 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

Lung cancer patients die awaiting surgery

the health care crisis hits home: prolonged waiting times for patients with lung cancer results in the deaths of several patients in Canada – and this scenario is projected to be repeated in the USA and Europe due to surgeon shortages and limited access to health care. Continue reading

Here’s your helmet

If you knew now that you were going to be in a horrible but completely unavoidable car accident in a few weeks -you’d do things differently, wouldn’t you? You’d make sure to be in a car with the maximum amount of safety features (we’d all be in Volvos) with 6 air bags, automatic assisted braking, five point seatbelts and helmets. You’d do all of this, to ensure your survival. You wouldn’t just hop into a pinto and drive off to work..

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Who is performing your thoracic surgery?

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). Continue reading

SITS: That’s Single Incision Thoracoscopic Surgery

the development and application of single-port thoracoscopic surgery, (or the lack there of.) Continue reading

What is Fast Track Thoracic Surgery?

walk as if your life depended on it.. Continue reading

Pre & Post-operative Surgical Optimization for Lung Surgery

How to maximize your chances before lung surgery to speed healing, post-operative recovery and reduce the incidence of complications. Continue reading

Preventing Atrial Fibrillation after Lung Surgery

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. Continue reading

Outpatient Treatment for Malignant Effusions

Discussion of treatment goals, and patient centered care for Malignant pleural effusions. This is the first in a series of articles on lung cancer, and lung surgery topics. Originally posted at our sister site. Continue reading