Since its establishment in 1984, the Department of Surgery has been striving to provide the best undergraduate and postgraduate medical education as well as quality medical care to public. The achievements of the Department are multi-faceted and the following are a few examples:
Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic Surgery
laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 1990 (one of the first in Asia).
multidisciplinary team in molecular research in liver cancer.
liver resection program since 2004.
Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgery
endoscopic injection therapy of bleeding peptic ulcers.
gastrecotomy for gastric cancer in Hong Kong.
|Pioneer in endoscopic
and laparoscopic therapy of morbid obesity in Hong Kong.
treating techniques in peptic ulcers, cancers of stomach and oesophagus.
|About two hundred
and fifty resections for colorectal cancer are performed annually, of which nearly one half are performed
hereditary bowel disease and functional bowel disorders are assessed in special clinic settings.
vascular services to patients.
100 major arterial reconstructions per annum. Of which 35-40 are aortic reconstructions for aneurysmal and
emergency therapeutic as well as diagnostic angiograpy. Dedicated vascular surgeons form a roster to provide
emergency reconstructive surgery.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
use of surgery in the form of nasopharyngectomy to treat recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma since 1987.
the multi-functional Hong Kong Skin Bank in 1992.
application of Integra™ dermal regeneration template in South East Asia for Acute Burns Case, 1995.
introduced the "Hong Kong Flap", a technique of managing cholesteatoma and restructuring radical mastoid
cavities, to the international community.
the Division of Neurosurgery, developed as the centre for skull base surgery and performed the first two
"Auditory Brainstem Implants" in Asia.
first BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) implantations for irradiated nasopharyngeal cancer patients in Asia.
image-guided surgery in functional endoscopic sinus surgery in Asia.
Centre in academic neurosurgery.
and clinic research for young neurosurgeons in training and postgraduate students.
invasive neurosurgery in pituitary tumour, intracranial aneurysm, Parkinsonˇ¦s disease (deep brain stimulation),
degenerative spine, and obstructive hydrocephalus.
Paediatric Surgery and Paediatric Urology
|As a Tertiary
Referral Centre for paediatric surgery & paediatric urology.
the world's first:
comprehensive urological service including the Kidney Transplant Program in 1985.
Lithotripsy & Uro-investigation Centre (LUC) in August 1996 to provide facility for extra corporeal shockwave
lithotripsy (ESWL), endoscopic lasertripsy, urodynamic, uro-radio-diagnosis and urological ultra-sonography.
operations including post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, neobladder reconstruction.
urological operations and installation of Da Vinci Robot in 2005.
the Cardiovascular Surgical Research Laboratory, which is well-known in the research areas of biological
characteristics of coronary artery bypass grafts and dysfunction and protection of coronary circulation
during open heart surgery.
performance of minimally invasive coronary artery by-pass surgery.
performance of minimally invasive atrial septal defect repair and valve replacements.
to compare the body physiological response following thoracotomy verses VATS.