Program Name

Three-dimensional simulation, localization and video-assisted thoracic surgery training course

Hospital Name Tri-Service General Hospital

Being established at 2010, there’re more than 1000 patients who received video-assisted thoracic surgery so far in our hospital for benign or malignant pulmonary neoplasm, esophageal reconstruction, mediastinal tumor removal, and chest wall/pleural diseases.


The 3D simulation and localization program, established on August 2014, is collaborated by thoracic surgeons and radiologists. By pre-operative three-dimensional localization and simulation, the thoracic surgeons made precise resection possible with adequate surgical margin, preserved pulmonary function and better post-operative quality of life.

We published series of peer-reviewed journal related to surgical outcome of lung cancer, pre-operative simulation for segmentectomy and tumor localization. We are also the first-and-only medical center in Taiwan who applied 3D printing technology in the Nuss procedure.

We received trainee oversea in every year from clerkship exchange to short-term fellowship training program.


Course: <1 month, 2 person

Program fee

Course: NTD 20000/month


Additional fee, 100/day


English taught

Applicant Qualification

  • Completion of a 4-year surgical training course with at least 1-year training in thoracic surgery is the basic requirement.
  • Participants’ profile will be assessed ahead of acceptance.
  • Experience of DICOM processing is appreciated.

Program Details
Learning Targets

1. Basic concept of 3D reconstruction

2. 3D printing technique

3. Clinical application of 3D CT localization

4. Principle of Non-intubated thoracic surgery

Learning Skills

1. Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery

2. Non-intubated thoracic surgery

3. 3D simulation and tumor localization

Contact Point
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital Name: Chief Tsai-Wang Huang MD. PhD E-mail: v1010220@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw Tel: +886-2-8792-3311#16895 Website: Link