Lung Cancer Doctor Videos
Dr. Renato Martins
Dr. Renato Martins is the medical director for thoracic/head and neck oncology as well as outpatient general oncology and hematology at SCCA. In this video, Dr. Martins discusses making cancer a more manageable chronic disease. The best chance to cure someone is with the initial treatment. Once the disease has returned, a cure is less likely. Where a patient gets their initial treatment is key to their ultimate outcome. Patients that may be considered inoperable elsewhere, maybe considered operable here at SCCA. SCCA's experience and research is resulting in therapies and treatments that are available today at SCCA and that will only be available at other centers in the future. These advances make our objective of turning cancer into a chronic disease so that patients can be treated and still enjoy a high quality of life.
Dr. Michael Mulligan
Dr. Michael Mulligan is the Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery and regularly performs and teaches video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). In this video, he describes what differentiates SCCA from other institutions. Dr. Mulligan is part of a team that performs more complex airway surgeries than any other insitutuion in the United States. The team also specializes in a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques, including video assisted and robotic thoracic surgery.
Dr. Douglas Wood
Dr. Douglas Wood is a UW professor and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. In this video he explains why getting treated at a cancer center such as SCCA is so important to outcomes. In many parts of the country, at least half of the patients with lung cancer are operated on surgeons that are not thoracic surgeons. We have found a consistent pattern of improved outcomes in patients that have their lung cancer surgery by thoracic surgeons. There is clear evidence, particularly in lung and esophageal cancer, that hospitals and centers that take care of more patients with these specific cancers have better outcomes both short term and long term.
Dr. Shilpen Patel
Dr. Farhood Farjah
Thoracic surgeon, Dr. Farhood Farjah, is inspired by his patients. He and his colleagues at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance take the time to get to know the people they work with and discuss how the treatment will impact their daily lives. Dr. Farjah's is board certified for general surgery, but his clinical focus is entirely on thoracic treatment. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, which uses a series of small incisions rather than one large one. As a result, recovery time is reduced, patients get out of the hospital faster and experience less pain.
Lung Cancer Screening Videos
Dr. Renato Martins
Dr. David Madtes (long)
Dr. David Madtes (short)
Lung Cancer Surgery Videos
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer Treatment
Thoracic Surgery for Lung Cancer Treatment
Dr. Farhood Farjah describes the different types of thoracic surgery techniques for lung cancer treatment.