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Department of
Introduction Hepatobiliary
and Pancreatic
Breast Surgery, Head
and Neck Surgery
Upper Gastrointestinal
Vascular Surgery
(Cluster Based)

Overview of Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to provide holistic patient centered quality care to patients in Hong Kong East Cluster. Six surgical teams offer broad spectrum of specialized service in colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, breast, head & neck, thoracic, vascular and urological surgery.

Comprehensive laparoscopic operations for various benign and malignant pathologies in different anatomical areas were developed in Nethersole Hospital since early 1990s. With advancement of technology, accumulation of surgical experience and refinement of skills, the indications and variety of minimally invasive surgery are expanding. In addition to providing specialized care in general surgical problems, our department also performs a vast array of complex elective and emergency minimally invasive procedures. The members of our department have accumulated extensive clinical experiences with various laparoscopic procedures and have become pioneers in the development of these approaches.

The establishment of the Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre (MASTC) in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (PYNEH) in November 1995 as supported by Hospital Authority Head Office, denoted an important milestone, our commitment and determination to develop minimal access surgery in the territory. The aim of the center is to encourage development of a wide range of minimal access procedures, promote innovation of techniques and provide training by organizing conference with hand-on workshops and live surgery demonstration

Over the past years, Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre has made tremendous progress in establishing itself as a local as well as Asia-Pacific regional forerunner in providing training for minimally invasive therapy. Dr. CN Tang, who has been instrumental in establishing the training centre network throughout the region, directs the centre. This has allowed the centre to evaluate and promote the advances in minimal access surgery and compare these new technologies with the traditional gold standard open surgical procedures.