编者按：第二届剑桥国际胸外微创手术研讨会（The 2nd Cambridge International VATS Symposium）于 10 月 16-17 日在英国剑桥马丁利礼堂旅舍成功举办。AME 出版社编辑有幸邀请到本次研讨会主席及此次会议特刊客编 Dr. Marco Scarci 进行采访。采访中，Dr. Scarci 指出，较第一届研讨会，此届研讨会最大的不同在于越来越多的胸外科医生从以往的两孔，三孔手术慢慢地过渡到了单孔胸腔镜手术的实践当中。此外，Dr. Scarci 也给出了其对外科医生与其他多学科部门合作方面的建议。采访最后，Dr. Scarci 也与我们分享了他热衷于胸外科的原因——we’re always moving forward in surgery。
Compared to the 1st Cambridge International VATS Symposium, what’s the advance of VATS in this year’s symposium?
We know that you work closely with a large team including other surgeons, specialist nurses, radiologists and physicians to provide together with them the best outcome for patients. Since different medical staffs might have different opinions to surgery, would you like to share with us how a surgeon cooperates successfully with a multi-disciplinary team?
We know that you are actively involved in the academic field, like, you are not only the course director of this symposium, but also a member of the CTSNet. Would you like to tell us how do you balance the clinical work and academic contribution?
In this year’s American College of Surgeons (ACS), there was a post board written, “What do you love about surgery”. Here we would also like to ask--what do you love about surgery?
Dr. Marco Scarci, MD, FRCS(Eng), FCCP, thoracic surgeon in Papworth Hospital, United Kingdom. Dr. Scarci works closely with a large team including other surgeons, specialist nurses, radiologists and physicians to provide together with them the best outcome for patients. He has put together and is currently the lead for the enhanced recovery programme. His key focus is minimally invasive surgery, chest wall deformities and Nuss procedure with his areas of major interest being resection of locally advanced cancer, malignant mesothelioma, and rehabilitation after thoracic surgery and clinical trials. He also has a keen interest in medical education and, after several courses, he is currently doing a master in medical education.
Mr Scarci is actively involved with the worldwide cardiothoracic surgery network (CTSNet), the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and as a member of the new technologies and Innovation workgroup and education and surgical manpower of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Scarci also teaches and presents regularly at regional, national and international meetings (Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons of England and European Association among others).
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