Thoracic Surgery: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pulmonology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 74

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Donostia University Hospital, 20014 San Sebastián, Spain
Interests: thoracic surgery; minimally invasive surgery; lung cancer; lung metastasectomies; segmentectomies; 3D printing; artificial intelligence

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Guest Editor
Department of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, 28041 Madrid, Spain
Interests: thoracic surgery; lung transplantation; minimally invasive surgery; airway surgery; lung cancer surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements, emerging trends and unresolved challenges in the field of thoracic surgery. In this Special Issue, we invite submissions that address various topics related to thoracic surgery, including, but not limited to, minimally invasive techniques, robotic-assisted surgeries, lung cancer management, esophageal disorders, mediastinal tumors, pleural diseases, thoracic trauma, lung transplantation, lung segmentectomies, pneumothorax, 3D printing, surgical planification and artificial intelligence. We encourage original research articles, review papers and perspectives that explore novel approaches, innovative technologies and evidence-based practices in thoracic surgery.

The goal of this Special Issue is to foster collaboration among researchers, clinicians and experts in the field, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences. By highlighting the current challenges and future perspectives, we aim to enhance patient outcomes, optimize surgical techniques and shape the future of thoracic surgery.

We welcome contributions from researchers, surgeons and healthcare professionals working in the field of thoracic surgery. Manuscripts should adhere to the scope of clinical research and provide valuable insights into the advancements, challenges and future directions of thoracic surgery.

Dr. Jon Zabaleta
Dr. José Luis Campo-Cañaveral de la Cruz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • minimally invasive surgery
  • robotic-assisted thoracic surgery
  • lung cancer management
  • esophageal surgery
  • pleural diseases and interventions
  • thoracic trauma surgery
  • tracheal and bronchial surgery
  • thoracic endoscopy
  • lung transplantation
  • lung segmentectomy
  • 3D printing
  • pneumothorax
  • surgical planification
  • education
  • simulation
  • artificial intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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