Thoracic surgery department of Zhongshan hospital affiliated Xiamen university is the key disciplines of Xiamen. It has been established in 1995. From last 20 years，it become to be an influential department which contain 47 beds and more than 30 medical care personnel. There are 13 doctors，including 4 Chief physician ，4 associate chief physician，4 physician-in-charge. It also include 1 doctor and 7 masters. Nowadays it has become a team with reasonable academic echelon, strong technical force and advanced equipment. It also integrate medical treatment, teaching and scientific research. It is the National Resident standardized training base and National clinical drug trial base.
Technical advantages and characteristics of diagnosis and treatment：
Total endoscope radical resection of esophageal carcinoma with three field;
Thoracoscopic Anatomical segmental resection of lung（Especially for early stage of lung cancer）;
Thoracoscopic thymectomy and anterior mediastinal fat removal;
Thoracoscopic resection of mediastinal tumor；
Complex mediastinal tumor resection；
NUSS surgical correction of pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum ；
NUSS surgical correction of flail chest；
Thoracoscopic bilateral thoracic sympathectomy.
The director Duan Hongbing has been the member of Anti-Cancer Association of China , Cardiothoracic surgery branch of Chinese Medical Association, National esophageal cancer Specialized Committee, thoracic surgery branch of Xiamen Medical Association（director）. He has engaged in clinical medical treatment and teaching . He is good at minimally invasive treatment of esophageal cancer, lung cancer , complex mediastinal tumor and Chest wall deformity， Especially for early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
After years of unremitting efforts，the thoracic department has been rapid development. The annual operation volume is about 800s， including esophageal cancer, lung cancer, mediastinal tumors and other major surgery about 600s. Every kinds of difficult thoracic surgery can been carried out .