Annual report of Department of Thoracic Surgery at Shanghai Chest Hospital

Feng Yao, Rui Wang, Xufeng Guo, Zhitao Gu, Liwen Fan, Wenyong Zho, Bo Ye, Chenxi Zhong, Heng Zhao, Zhigang Li, Alan Sihoe, Douglas Kyle Hogarth, Daniela Molena, Wentao Fang

Abstract

This is the first annual report of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Shanghai Chest Hospital. The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Shanghai Chest Hospital is one of the earliest departments to utilize standardized surgery treatment for thoracic cancer and is considered a key national clinical discipline in China. The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Shanghai Chest Hospital has been naturally evolving into several thoracic sub-specialties of expertise, including lung, esophagus, mediastinum, trachea, and transplantation. The volume of thoracic surgery cases has exceeded 10,000 operations and procedures since 2016. We will provide details of each sub-specialty area within this manuscript.