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Definition of Necessary Surgery in the Age of COVID-19: An Interview With Douglas E. Wood

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Mitzman B, Wood DE. Definition of Necessary Surgery in the Age of COVID-19: An Interview With Douglas E. Wood. March 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.12037248

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospitals are making drastic decisions regarding what operations may proceed to conserve resources. Filmed on March 26, 2020, Brian Mitzman, Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NYU Langone Health, discusses options for oncologic thoracic surgery with Doug E. Wood, Chair of Surgery at the University of Washington, current president of CTSNet, and past president of STS. Please note that all information presented are the opinions of the roundtable participants and do not represent any official guidelines.


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very impressive discussion Dr wood, particularly regarding the various stages of lung cancer...on point and confirming my own personal bias after 25 years . But what about functional esophageal problems presenting with dysphagia or aspiration. Cancer of the esophagus ? Most of my 300 pts that I operated on had some serindipitous event event like an UGI bleed or an EGD performed for whatever. They were the lucky ones. What do you do with the patients who have undergone neoadjuvent therapy for advanced 111a lung and esophageal cancer's ?? Great discussion thank's

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