Dr Michael Peer is a Cardiothoracic specialist at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre (Ichilov Medical Centre), Tel-Aviv, Israel with 21 years of experience. He is currently the Head of Chest Surgery Department at Ichilov Medical Centre. Dr Peer graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University, MD (Republic of Georgia) and went on to complete his residency in thoracic surgery at Assaf Harofeh Medical Centre. He even did a course on thoracoscopic advanced lung surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, USA. He specialises in Lung Disease, lung cancer surgery as well as robotic thymectomy. He is also a lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Head of Thoracic Surgery Unit at the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Edith Wolfson Medical Centre.
Dr Michael Peer is the Author of more than 20 articles on the subjects of surgery for lung cancer, mediastinal and pleural pathology and others. He is also a frequent speaker at international and local annual meetings. In 2015 Dr Peer attended a course of surgical controversies in thoracic surgery, a course at the endoscopic training centre, ESTS, Hamburg, Germany. He is also a member of many organisations such as the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Reviewer of the "Innovations" journal and the Israeli and European Associations for Endoscopic Surgery to name a few.
Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells that start off in the lungs. Usually, lung cancer starts in the cells that line the air passages. Instead of developing into healthy lung tissue, the cells divide rapidly and form tumours.
Lung cancer can grow and spread beyond the lung to reach other parts of the body through metastasis. Lung cancers can begin in any part of the lung, but 90 percent of lung cancers begin in the epithelial cells, which are the cells lining the larger and smaller airways also known as bronchi and bronchioles.
This is the reason why lung cancers are sometimes called bronchogenic cancers or bronchogenic carcinomas. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, among both men and women. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.
Long-term smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. After smoking, genetic factors and exposure to radon gas, asbestos, second-hand smoke or other forms of air pollution can also increase the risk of lung cancer.
There are two major types of lung cancers, based on the appearance of lung cancer cells under the microscope:
It is necessary to determine the stage of lung cancer by finding out how far cancer has spread, before initiating treatment of lung cancer.
The following are the four lung cancer stages of NSCLC:
After the determination of stage, treatment of lung cancer starts with choosing the best suitable option for the patient. However, there is usually no single treatment for lung cancer. So the patient often receives a combination of therapies and palliative care.
Lung cancer symptoms may vary, depending upon where and how widespread the tumour is. A person with lung cancer may have following lung cancer symptoms:
Dr Peer has over 21 years of experience in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and surgical oncology.
Dr Peer s primary treatments are treatment of lung disorders and surgery as well as cancer surgery.
The associations Dr Peer is a part of are-
International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
Reviewer of the "Innovations" journal
Israeli and European Associations for Endoscopic Surgery
Israel Society of Thoracic Surgeons
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
You or a loved one might need cardiac surgery for a variety of reasons: Some people have injuries or accidents that damage the chest area. Some have a growth or disease such as cancer. Others are born with conditions that require surgery to improve how their body works or quality of life. All major ailments of the heart are cured by cardiac surgeons such as Dr Peer.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with medigence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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