Many patients with DR-TB would benefit from lung resection surgery but do not have access to this type of sophisticated surgical management. First, there is a shortage of experienced thoracic surgeons who can perform the operation. There is also a lack of infrastructure that is necessary to make sure the procedure is performed according to accepted standards of care, including fully functional operating rooms and surgical intensive care units.
I’m interesting in creating a list of locations (surgeons, hospitals, countries) where lung resection surgery for DR-TB is currently being performed. My hope is that this list can then be used as a reference when working to increase access to high quality surgery worldwide.
Community members, please respond with any information that might be helpful in compiling this list.