Department of Surgery

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We are Specialists in Cardiovascular,
Breast/Endocrine, and Thoracic Surgery.

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Aiming to be a top surgeon

Our department as a whole emphasizes the need to develop excellent and academic surgeons in clinical clerkships and postgraduate clinical training. We run practical training programs with specific goals that include understanding all charged cases and diseases, learning basic surgical procedures, and improving presentation techniques.

1. Understanding cases and diseases

Together with the supervisory doctor, trainees are responsible for surgery cases and, through detailed analysis of image findings, preoperative summary creation, surgery participation, and postoperative management, and they are given the goal of developing a high level of understanding of their cases and diseases so they may be immediately ready to participate in clinical practice.

2. Learning basic surgical procedures

Our department is characterized by its ability to “master procedures from an early stage.” Accordingly, it has contrived various approaches to enabling all students, residents, surgeons to master basic surgical procedures faster, more efficiently, and more safely.

  • (1)Suture practice

    Our department regularly implements “suture practice” time blocks in which practice kits are used to help surgeons master the most basic aspects of surgical procedures as well as vascular anastomosis with artificial and pig vessels. (“Dry and Wet Lab”)
  • (2)Endoscopic surgery training

    In recent years, a remarkable growth in the popularity of endoscopic surgery and the acquisition of endoscopic surgical procedures has become occurred, making the procedure ever more indispensable along with other basic techniques. Our department has all students and residents regularly complete video-assisted thoracic surgery seminars in which they have an enjoyable opportunity to safely learn how to handle cameras and specialized equipment as well as practice sutures.
  • (3)Surgery practice

    Textbooks and practice kits alone do not make it possible for a young surgeon to actually perform surgery. As a second and third step, trainees can enter the operative field together with the surgeon, where together they think about what to do during surgery, which tools to use, and how to advance the procedure. This experience allows them to develop a deeper understanding of different surgical treatments and gain the knowledge and experience they need to eventually become a surgeon themselves..

3. Presentation

Mastering easy-to-understand presentations for all to hear is something that a clinician cannot avoid. Our department has its trainees learn the knowledge and skills needed to give the presentations that are required in clinical practice via professor rounds and pre- and postoperative investigative meetings.

4. Journal Club

Being a surgeon entails more than just surgery. For every patient, a surgeon must continually think about questions such as the surgical indications, resection range, postoperative adjuvant therapy, prognosis, and possibility for new treatment. To find answers to their questions, they must retrieve literatures, and then read carefully and summarize them, and present it in the Journal Club.