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Department of thoracic surgery


    Since Xi'an Central Hospital was founded in 1952, it has been the backbone hospital in Xi'an and even in the northwest region of China. In the early 1950s, a large number of thoracic surgeries (esophageal, lung, and mediastinum surgeries) were completed.And in the 1970s an independent department of thoracic surgery was established.

    In the late 1970s, our department took the lead in carrying out open heart surgery in Xi'an. Both technical and equipment conditions were at the advanced level of the time. By the end of the reform and opening-up, more than 100 heart surgeries have been completed.Among thoracic surgeries, only esophageal ones account for 800. Our department also has considerable clinical experience in the treatment of lung cancer, chest trauma, empyema, mediastinal tumors, etc.
Our department welcomed a good opportunity for great development in the mid-1990s. The medical environment, conditions and technical equipment were completely updated. At present, our department has modern and standardized ward, independent thoracic ICU (intensive care unit), and part-time surgery ICU. Well-appointed, our department is experienced in dealing with critically ill patients with comprehensive technology.
    The treatment of severe chest traumas ,which include lung rupture repairs and blood clots under thoracoscopy , can be accomplished; in lung surgery, conventional thoracotomy radical resection of lung cancer, thoracoscopic lung cancer cure, laryngeal pneumothorax resection, bronchial sleeve resection and other complicated surgeries can be completed; in esophageal surgery, complex esophageal tumor surgery can also be done; in terms of mediastinal tumors, conventional thoracoscopic mediastinum resection and thoracoscopic mediastinum resection can be performed. In addition, in terms of heart disease, to complete congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, coronary artery bypass surgery, especially for ventricular aneurysm, atrial fibrillation and other common heart disease has become our routine work.
    In the past 10 years, guided by the principle of people orientation and scientific development, and the spirit of serving the people wholeheartedly, our department has continuously enhanced professional knowledge and quality and strengthened management of departments, thus forming a united, harmonious and cohesive collective. Our department has a properly-structured team consisting of medical staff from different ages. Currently there are 2 chief physicians, 3 deputy chief physicians, an attending physician, a resident physician and a cardiopulmonary bypass division in the team, of whom 5 have master's degrees, including a PhD in reading.Our department will offer excellent services with exquisite technique and great equipment for you.