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Department of General Surgery
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Overview

The Department of General Surgery in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital was built in 1954, and has become one of leading medical centers in the field of general surgery in China. It is now the National Key Discipline, the National Clinical Key Discipline, the Provincial Medical Key Disciplines, the Provincial Key Clinical Specialties, the Provincial Clinical Center of Digestive Diseases and Malignancies, the Provincial Clinical Center of Hepatic Surgery and the Municipal Clinical Center of General Surgery. It is also an approved doctorial/master conferral unit and postdoctoral workstation, an approved Training Center of General Surgery for Endoscopic Techniques, the National Institute of Drug Clinical Trials in General Surgery, the National Standardized Training Base for specialized physician and the Provincial Training Center for Surgical Basic Techniques.

The department is constituted by 3 Clinical Centers (Hepatopancreatobiliary Center, Gastrointestinal Center and Thyroid &Breast Center), the Surgical Ultrasound Unit and the Hepatobiliary Research Institute of Nanjing University. In total, there are 358 beds and 90 surgeons including 26 consultants, 16 vice-consultants, 24 attendings and 24 residences. The annual admission and operation of this department were approximately 12000 and 8000 cases, respectively.

There is a group of leading academic professionals in the department, including 1 Yangtze River Scholar, 1 National Distinguished Young Scholar, 1 Principle Scientist of National 973 Project, and 7 doctorial supervisors of Nanjing University and Nanjing Medical University.

 

 

Conditions Treated

A series of clinical advances has been achieved in this department, including the first worldwide case of partial extracorporeal hepatectomy, the first domestic case of modified piggy-back liver transplantation, the first case of brain-death donor liver harvest, the first domestic case of EST-assisted laparoscopic radical gastrectomy, the longest survival case post liver transplantation in China, etc. The department was one of the earliest and leading center that conducts ICG (indocyanine green)/carbon nanoparticles- guided lymph nodes dissection in laparoscopic surgery. Sub-specialty constructionhas been promoted in the Department of General Surgery. Laparoscopic as well as Robotic-assisted techniques are encouraged and performed routinely.

1. Hepatopancreatobiliary Center: Thecenterupholdsthe goal of diseasehealing,

the concept of precision and the technique of mini-invasive surgery for hepatopancreatobiliary diseases. The center has accomplished more than 130 orthotopic liver transplantations including 8 cases of living donor liver transplantations in 2018. The center has also accomplished more than 1000 operations, more than 50% of which were laparoscopic-assisted. The center has accomplished more than 200 pancreatic surgery including 100 Wipple surgery. The center is capable to utilize multiple techniques including split-domino-assistant liver transplantation, laparoscopic Glisson liver pedicle - hepatic vein priority - dorsal approach liver resection, and expanded radical resection combined with vessel reconstruction for pancreatic head cancer.

2. Gastrointestinal Center: ICG-navigated laparoscopic radical resection for

gastric cancer, nanoparticles-navigated laparoscopic radical resection for gastric cancer, giantintra-abdominaltumorresection, abdominal perineal resection through the external anal levator musclefor lower rectal cancer, pelvic floor reconstruction by tissue regenerated material, laparoscopic assisted orthotopic artificial anus reconstruction for lower rectal cancer, etc.

3. Thyroid&Breast Center: Standardized and systemic management of breast

cancer, which includes modified radical mastectomy, breast conserving surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, stage I breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, laparoscopic assisted breast surgery, (neo)-adjuvant chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, standardized management of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, laparoscopic assisted thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

 

Leadership

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Professor DING Yitao was graduated from Nanjing Medical University in 1976. He was a visiting scholar at National Liver Transplantation Center of Australia. He serves as a surgeon from 1976, and was the Chief of General Surgery between 1994 and 2011, and was the President of Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital between May 1996 and Aug 2014. He is now a doctorial supervisor at Nanjing University, the Emeritus President of Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, the Academic Leader of General Surgery and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital.

 

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Professor GUAN Wenxian, MD. obtained his doctoral degree from the Fourth Military University. He was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University in Japan. He serves as a surgeon from 1987. He is now the Chief of General Surgery and the Director of Gastrointestinal Center at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital. He is also a doctorial supervisor at Nanjing University.

 

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Professor QIU Yudong, MD. obtained his doctoral degree from Medical School of Nanjing University. He serves as a surgeon from 1990. He is now the Vice Chief of General Surgery at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital and a doctorial supervisor at Nanjing University.

 

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Professor YAO Yongzhong, MD. obtained his doctoral degree from Medical School of Nanjing University. He serves as a surgeon from 1994. He is now the Director of Thyroid and Breast Center at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, and a master supervisor at Nanjing University.

 

Research & Achievement

During recent 5 years, the department has received 36 national fundings and 122 provincial fundings, published 264 SCI-index articles, and is authorized 24 national patents, and edited or co-edited 8 academic textbooks. A series of original findings has been reported by top-ranked journals, including Gut, Cell Research, Biomaterials, Hepatology, Journal of Hepatology, etc.

During recent 5 years, the department has been honored the 1st prize of Scientific and Technology Progress in Jiangsu Province, the 1st prize of Science Award in Jiangsu Province, the 1st and 2nd prize of Medical Science Award in Jiangsu Province, the 2nd and 3rd prize of Chinese Medical Science Award, the 2nd prize of Scientific and Technology Progress in Ministry of Education, etc.

 

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ICG/Nanoparticle-navigated lymph nodes tracing in gastric cancer surgery

 

Education & Training

During recent 5 years, the department has accepted 155 visiting scholars from around the country. A total of 188 graduates (including 31 doctorial degree and 157 master degree) from Nanjing University, Nanjing Medical University, Southeast University, etc. accomplished their education in this department. There are currently 68 candidates (including 37doctorial and 31 master candidates) in the department. A total of 35 CME courses covering all specialties of general surgery have been conducted in the last 5 years.