This focused issue on “Precision Surgery for Lung Cancer” is edited by Dr. Marcelo F. Jimenez, from Department of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
Dr. Jimenez is now a Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery Department at Salamanca University Hospital, Director of the Robotic Surgery Programme at Salamanca University Hospital, and Director of Simulation and Experimental Surgery at Salamanca University School of Medicine. He has extensive experience in minimal invasive surgery for lung cancer and in the surgical and multidisciplinary management of patients with complex thoracic oncological diagnoses. He is actively involved in research and leads a number of research programs that study various clinical and translational aspects of lung cancer.
Focused issue outline:
- Preface to this focused issue
Marcelo F. Jimenez, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
- Three dimensional (3D) modelling and surgical planning in lung resections
Stephen D. Cassivi, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
- Planning and marking small nodules for surgery
Marcelo F. Jimenez, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain
- Increasing VATS-RATS precision
Franca Melfi, Unit of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery, Robotic Multispeciality Center for Surgery, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
- Training and precision surgery
Rene Horsleben Petersen, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
- Increasing precision of sublobar resection for lung cancer
Dominique Gossot, Thoracic Department, Curie-Montsouris Thorax Institute, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France
- Custom made prosthesis in thoracic surgery
Alejandro Munoz-Espiago, Additive Manufacturing, Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), National Science Park, Dublin Rd, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
- Patient tailored prevention of lung resection post-op complications?
Gianluca Casali, Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK