As part of Qualtech's dedication to excellence and continuous learning, we had the privilege of hosting a captivating talk by the esteemed Dr. Huang Wen-Chien, M.D., Ph.D. (黃文傑) on June 29.
Dr. Huang, an expert in the fields of thoracic surgery and molecular oncology, shared with us his knowledge and expertise in the field. Currently serving as the director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Mackay Memorial Hospital, he delivered an enlightening presentation titled "The Evolution of Minimally Invasive Treatment for Early Lung Cancer." Listening to Dr. Huang is Qualtech’s own team of medical writers and clinical evaluators, who diligently take notes and absorb the valuable insights. Therefore, we would like to share a summary of the presentation below, highlighting the current trends in the field of thoracic surgery.
Significant advancements in minimally invasive techniques have transformed traditional lung cancer surgery. In the past, surgeries involved larger incisions and invasive procedures, but now three-port, two-port, and one-port approaches have emerged, resulting in smaller incisions, faster recovery, and improved patient comfort. The integration of robotic surgery has also further revolutionized lung cancer treatment by providing surgeons with enhanced precision, dexterity, and control. This cutting-edge technology enables accurate navigation through delicate lung tissue, leading to better outcomes for patients.
Non-surgical treatment modalities such as Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) have also advanced. PDT uses light and a photosensitizing agent to selectively destroy cancer cells, while RFA targets and eradicates tumors using heat. These non-invasive options serve as alternatives for patients who may not be suitable for surgery or prefer less invasive interventions.
Another emerging technology in thoracic surgery is Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery, or VATS. VATS is a minimally invasive procedure used for lung cancer surgery as well as other chest procedures. During VATS, a thoracoscope, a small tube with a camera, is inserted through a small incision between the ribs. This allows the surgeon to visualize the entire chest cavity without the need for extensive chest opening or rib spreading. Using specially designed instruments inserted through additional small incisions, the surgeon can remove diseased lung tissue and lymph nodes.
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