Recent Advances in Perioperative Care in Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia (Ongoing)

Posted On 2021-01-21 10:58:28

This series on “Recent Advances in Perioperative Care in Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia” is edited by Dr. Jean Bussieres, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada and Dr. George Rakovich, University of Montreal, Montréal, Canada. This series deals with current problems in perioperative care in thoracic surgery and focuses on anesthesia and pain control issues as well as enhanced recovery pathways in the setting of minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

Jean Bussieres, MD
Department of Anesthesia, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada

Dr. Bussieres is a full clinical professor at Laval University Medical school, and an anesthesiologist at Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec-Université Laval.

Dr. Bussieres earned his MD degree from Université Laval in 1978. He completed a residency in anesthesiology and subspeciality training in cardio-thoracic anesthesia at Université de Montréal in 1984. He has been a staff member at IUCPQ-UL since 1984. His main interest is thoracic anesthesia, more specifically lung isolation technique and management of one lung ventilation. Post-thoracotomy and thoracoscopy analgesia also present a great interest for him.Dr. Bussieres published several articles in major anesthesiology journals and chapters in textbooks. In 2017 he published a handbook on thoracic anesthesia. For more than 15 years he presents workshops on lung isolation at University level and in national and international meetings. He has been invited to lecture at several national and international conferences such as the annual Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium. He is also a frequent reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology and the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

George Rakovich, MD
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, University of Montreal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Dr. Rakovich obtained his MD from the University of Montreal. He completed a residency in general surgery and subspecialty training in thoracic surgery at the University of Montreal and Laval University (Quebec City). He also holds a postgraduate degree in medical education from the University of Montreal. He has been on staff at University of Montreal affiliated Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital since 2008 and chief of the hospital’s division of thoracic surgery since 2015. His interests include advanced thoracoscopic techniques (including anatomic sublobar lung resection), active multispecialty approaches in thoracic oncology, and complex intrathoracic infections.

Dr. Rakovich co-leads a research team investigating lung biomechanics in collaboration with the Polytechnique School (Montreal, Canada). He is also currently developing a research program looking at visual perception in skills training in collaboration with the department of psychology at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).

Dr. Rakovich has previously served as Associated Editor of the Canadian Respiratory Journal where his focus was on developing educational case-based content. He currently also serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

Series outline:

1. Introduction to the series
George Rakovich & Jean Bussières

2. Prehabilitation and "ERAS" (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)
Danielle S. Shafiepour (McGill University)

3. Perioperative Pain Management for Thoracic Surgery: An Update and Recommendations
Philippe Richebe & Véronique Brulotte (University of Montreal)

4. Thoracic regional block technique
Philippe Richebe & Véronique Brulotte (University of Montreal)

5. Atelectasis during Single Lung Ventilation: the bad and the good
Jean Bussières (Université Laval)

6. Pulmonary hemodynamics during lung surgery
Etienne Couture (Université Laval)

7. Uniportal VATS
Paula Ugalde (Université Laval)

8. Air leaks following lung resection surgery
Sebastien Gilbert & Daniel Jones (The University of Ottawa)

9. Minimally invasive vs open surgery patient perspectives
Sebastien Gilbert & Ching Yeung (The University of Ottawa)

The series “Recent Advances in Perioperative Care in Thoracic Surgery and Anesthesia” was commissioned by the editorial office, Current Challenges in Thoracic Surgery without any sponsorship or funding. Jean Bussieres and George Rakovich are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.