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The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Taipei Medical University Hospital (TMUH) was established in September, 2004. The staff comprises of Chief of Division, three dedicating attending surgeons, a nurse practitioner and a surgical assistant. Treatments offered encompass a wide range of thoracic surgical diseases, including surgery for lung, esophagus, pleural, tracheal, mediastinal, diaphragmatic and chest wall diseases. Our unit dedicates in advanced surgical techniques focusing on minimally invasive thoracic surgery which include state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. We aim to provide patient-centered quality surgical services, which is among the top within the country.

Currently, the thoracic surgical team a TMUH is led by Professor Ching Tzao in service, research and teaching. All of our faculties are committed to promote cutting edge technology in the diagnosis and surgical treatment for thoracic malignancies, including lung, esophageal and mediastinal tumors, with emphasis on screening and early diagnosis for lung cancer in the clinical and research arena as well. Our faculties are responsible for education and training for medical students from the Taipei Medical University as well as PGY1 and resident trainees. The TMUH Thoracic Service ise recognized by the Taiwan Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery as one of the national training centers for thoracic surgical specialist since July, 2011.


Conditions We Treat

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Mediastinal tumors and diseases
  • Tracheal tumors
  • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
  • Benign esophageal diseases
  • Pleural diseases
  • Mesothelioma
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Pleural diseases
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Diaphragmatic diseases
  • Chest wall deformity
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Chest trauma and surgical critical care

Service & Treatments


  • Bronchoscopy
  • UGI endoscopy
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery


  • Da Vinci robotic-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Thoracotomy
  • Lung resection
  • Esophageal resection and reconstruction
  • Esophageal stent
  • Mediastinal tumor resection
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Decortication of pleura
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair
  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Nuss operation
  • Thoracoscopic sympathectomy
  • Chest wall resection
  • Damage control thoracic trauma surgery


Chung, Cheng-chin, MD

Thoracic Surgery

• Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
• Robotic surgery(RATS)
• Critical care
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Chiu, Hsin-Yi, MD, PhD

Thoracic Surgery

• General thoracic surgery
• Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery
• Simulation
• Medical Education
• Evidence-based healthcare practice
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Yu-Chung Wu, MD

Thoracic Surgery

● Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (lung, esophagus, mediastinum, pleural diseases)
● Thoracic surgical oncology (lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymic tumor, pleural and chest wall tumor)
● Critical care of medicine and thoracic surgery
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