Dr. Beltran and Dr. Renteria, Thoracic Surgeons


Spent a fascinating morning over at the National Cancer Insitute with Dr. Rafael Beltran, the Chief of Thoracic Surgery.  Since the cancer institute is the biggest hospital specializing in cancer treatment – Dr. Beltran sees most of the rare and unusual cancers affecting the chest.  He also have a keen interest in tracheal surgery, and has published (in collaboration with Dr. Barrios) several articles on the topic recently.  (Guess we’ll have to tap into his expertise for a guest publication over at CirugiadeTorax.org)

Hoping to follow him to the OR next week.

Then I spent the afternoon over at Hospital de Kennedy with Dr. Nelson Renteria.

Dr. Nelson Renteria, Thoracic & Vascular Surgeon

Today he performed a VATs decortication for a stage III empyema (which is one of my favorite cases – but that’s another discussion entirely.)  Going back tomorrow to see some of his vascular cases.

Dr. Renteria in the operating room