Article Abstract

Shugeng Gao: a cool-headed and virtuous thoracic surgeon

Authors: Lili Liao, Renfang Wang

Abstract

Do the size and number of incisions have any relation with a patient’s survival period? What is the top priority when a doctor chooses a surgical procedure—effectiveness, safety, or less post-surgery pain? The concept of enhanced recovery has actually been conceived at the beginning of medical treatment, then what does enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) really mean in clinical practice? Is airway management during the perioperative period of thoracic surgery a complicated process? Why any patient complaints and feelings should warrant medical attention? Why does a surgeon have to collect and think over clinical details aside from being a skilled operator?