编者按：第十五届世界内镜外科大会暨2016亚洲腹腔镜与内镜外科医师会议及中华医学会第十五届全国腹腔镜与内镜外科会议于11月9日至12日在中国苏州盛大召开。此次国际盛会吸引了来自全球61个国家及地区的2800多位嘉宾和学者参加。各国专家学者齐聚一堂，围绕腹腔镜及内镜外科各个方面进行了丰富的交流与分享。此次会议上，AME出版社有幸邀请到来自太子阁医药中心的Tan Hock Lim教授进行采访，与我们分享了其在儿科腹腔镜手术外科方面的经验。
采访中，基于其在儿科腹腔镜手术的多年丰富经验，Prof. Tan与我们分享了他对该领域许多热点问题的看法，包括对比成年人腹腔镜手术，儿科腹腔镜手术所存在的困难与挑战等。同时，Prof. Tan也分享了其选择在该领域发展的原因以及发明儿科腹腔镜设备的灵感来源。
Today your speech is about the challenges and lessons learnt in laparoscopic surgery in low birth weight children. Here would you like to tell us what’s the challenges in this surgery? In dealing with this challenge, what would be your suggestion or experience you would like to share with us?
We know that you're an expert in the laparoscopic pediatric surgery. Here would you like to tell us what are the common diseases of baby or child that’ll need a laparoscopic surgery?
Based on your experience, compared to the laparoscopic adult surgery, what would be the biggest difference or challenge for performing the laparoscopic pediatric surgery?
To perform a successful laparoscopic pediatric surgery, what skill or knowledge you think a surgeon should possess?
Normally doctors will not get too much involved in the invention. But we notice that you had invented several pediatric laparoscopic instruments. Here would you like to tell us what encourage you to invent these instruments? What principle is in your mind when you’re inventing?
What encourage you to be a pediatric laparoscopic surgeon? Or would you share with us some interesting experience at your early time being a pediatric laparoscopic surgeon?
What’ll you do to update yourself with the latest progress?
Tan Hock Lim, MBBS (Adelaide), MD (Doctorate in Medicine) Adelaide, FRACS (Paediatric Surgery) FRCS (Eng).
Prof. Tan Hock Lim has had a long distinguished career in Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery. He moved to Malaysia from Australia in 2007, and has been on the Board of Governor of ELSA and chair of the Pediatric surgery subsection.
He has been responsible for the laparoscopic training of many pediatric surgeons in the Asia Pacific region and was one of the founders and past president of IPEG.
He is visiting Surgeon at Prince Court Medical Centre but is also Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Universitas Indonesia in Jakarta and Visiting Professor of Yangon University.
He is one of the pioneers of Pediatric Minimally Invasive surgery, and his major scientific contributions includes lymphatic sparing laparoscopic varicocelectomy, laparoscopic Choledochal cyst excision, PCNL in Children, laparoscopic pyloromyotomy for Pyloric Stenosis and Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty.
He has 80-refereed publications with over 950 citations, 42 book chapters and is associate editors of the 7th Edition (2014) of “Operative Pediatric Surgery” by Spitz and Coran, one of the most authoritative operative Paediatric Surgery textbooks.
He has also invented several pediatric Laparoscopic instruments including the “RoTalock” and a new needlepoint bipolar forceps.