Tracheobronchoplasty (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-09-01 14:54:01



This special series on Tracheobronchoplasty is co-edited by Dr. Charles T. Bakhos and Dr. Abbas E. Abbas, from Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Charles T. Bakhos, MD, MS, FACS
Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. Charles T. Bakhos is an Associate Professor in the Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at Temple University Hospital (Lewis Katz School of Medicine).

Dr. Bakhos graduated from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine (Beirut, Lebanon) in 2001, before pursuing a Master’s degree in cardiovascular pharmacology at the Université Claude Bernard (Lyon, France). He completed his general surgery residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT) in 2008, and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA) in 2010.

Dr. Bakhos specializes in minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including both thoracoscopic and robotic approaches to benign and malignant diseases of the lung, mediastinum, chest wall, diaphragm and esophagus. He has special expertise in tracheal surgery for benign conditions of the airway, particularly stenosis and malacia, and has a particular interest in surgical education and simulation.

Dr. Bakhos authored more than 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts in scientific journals, and presented his work at many regional and national meetings. Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, he is also an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Abbas E. Abbas, MD
Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dr. Abbas E. Abbas is Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Temple University Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since completing his training he has held positions at several US institutions including Ohio State University, Ochsner Clinic, Tulane University, Louisiana State University and currently Temple University. In addition he is one of the earliest adopters of robotic thoracic surgery and since 2003 has developed extensive expertise in robotic surgery for mediastinal, esophageal and lung disease.

During his career Dr. Abbas has held several professional leadership positions including presidency of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society in 2018 and Executive Board memberships in numerous societies including the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, the American Lung Association, the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society and the Society of Robotic Surgery. He has authored and edited numerous publications including scientific articles, review articles, Books and Chapters. He is a frequent speaker at major scientific meetings and has collaborated with many international investigators in promoting better and safer thoracic surgery.

Series outline:

  1. Editorial
  2. Clinical advances in the evaluation of patients with Excessive Central Airway Collapse
  3. Endoscopic management of patients with Excessive Central Airway Collapse 
  4. Open tracheobronchoplasty 
  5. Robotic tracheobronchoplasty
  6. Anesthestic management of patients with Excessive Central Airway Collapse 
  7. The evolution of tracheobronchoplasty
  8. Assessing the outcomes of tracheobronchoplasty
Disclosure:
The series “Tracheobronchoplasty” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Visualized Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Charles T. Bakhos and Abbas E. Abbas are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.