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Thoracic Surgery

Cervical, Thoracic and Abdominal Approaches

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  • Describes surgical techniques in a step by step format
  • Includes practical examples of surgical techniques and procedures
  • Provides learning exercises to aid self-assessment

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Table of contents (95 chapters)

  1. Lung Transplantation

  2. Surgery for Chronic Thromboembolism Affecting the Lungs

  3. Thoracic Trauma


About this book

This book provides a guide to the anatomy and the surgical techniques required in thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of certain surgical procedures in relation to the lymphatic system, thyroid gland, chest wall and parathyroid glands, as well as pulmonary endarterectomy. Further, it addresses intraoperative and postoperative complications, and explores newer fields like microthymectomy, microlobectomy, and pain management for thoracic surgery patients.
Providing an update on the latest advances in thoracic surgery, it appeals to general, thoracic, cardiothoracic, and cardiovascular surgeons. It also offers trainees insights into the foundation of the techniques and the relevant anatomy. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • “Dr. Carol Davila” Central Military Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest, Romania

    Claudiu E. Nistor, Adrian Ciuche

  • Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK

    Steven Tsui, Giuseppe Aresu

  • Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

    Kaan Kırali

  • The University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

    Gregor J. Kocher

About the editors

Claudiu Eduard Nistor, MD, MPH, PhD is the Head of Thoracic Surgery at Carol Davila Central Military Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Steven Tsui, MA, MD, FRCS(C-Th) is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, where he has served as Director of Transplantation, Regional Training Program Director and Deputy Medical Director. His clinical practice encompasses adult cardiac surgery, pulmonary endarterectomy, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. His research interests include donor optimisation and ex-vivo donor organ perfusion. Currently, he is an Examiner for the UK and European Boards of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is also an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Kaan Kırali, MD, MHSc, PhD is currently a Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Head of the Department of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Devices Program, and the Director of Kosuyolu YI Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. He is the pioneer of awake complete CABG with BIMA via lateral and inferior wall revascularization (the Kırali approach). He has also developed a new aortotomy incision (Kırali incision) technique for all kinds of aortic valvular or subvalvular interventions during first and re-operations, which simplifies the procedure with/without aortic valve insertion.

Adrian Ciuche, MD, MPH, PhD is a Consultant Thoracic Surgery at Carol Davila Central Military Emergency University Hospital, Bucharest. His research interests cover the field of malignant pleural and pericardial effusions and minimally invasive thoracic surgery of the pleural and pericardial space. He published more than 90 articles and scientific papers, seven books and book chapters as author, editor or co-author.

Giuseppe Aresu, MD, PhD is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, UK. Dr. Aresu’s clinical interests include intercostal and subxiphoid uniportal VATS, enhanced recovery programs and non-intubated thoracic surgery. His research interests are in lung cancer treatment, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, quality improvement processes, and the treatment of thoracic trauma patients.

Gregor J. Kocher, MD, PhD, MBA is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. He is a senior lecturer (Privatdozent) at the University of Bern and one of the leading experts in minimally invasive Thoracic Surgery (including robotic surgery) in Switzerland. 

Ecaterina Bontas, MD, MSc is Specialist Physician of Internal Medicine, and Resident of Cardiology, Cardiology Department "Prof. C.C. Iliescu" Emergency Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Bucharest, Romania. In addition, she is Microsoft Certified in Repair PC and Web Designer (HTML, DHTML). Her Master & DIC Certificate of Echocardiography was completed at Imperial College of London. She designed the final form of TOC from ‘’Thoracic Surgery Cervical, Thoracic and Abdominal Approaches. Editors: Nistor, C.E., Tsui, S., Kirali, K., Nistor, C., Aresu, G., Kocher, G.J. (Eds.). Springer’’ working together with the Editors and Authors in the successful completion of this project book. She published one book as co-editor, and she is co-author in over 24 chapters in specialized Publishing Houses, and 40 articles as author/co-author. In addition, she is member on life of Working Group on Myocardial Function from European Society of Cardiology - G04/120885/20080314 and voting member of ILADS (The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society). 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Thoracic Surgery

  • Book Subtitle: Cervical, Thoracic and Abdominal Approaches

  • Editors: Claudiu E. Nistor, Steven Tsui, Kaan Kırali, Adrian Ciuche, Giuseppe Aresu, Gregor J. Kocher

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-40678-3Published: 06 October 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-40680-6Published: 07 October 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-40679-0Published: 05 October 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 1114

  • Number of Illustrations: 107 b/w illustrations, 355 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Thoracic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Cardiology

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