The endoscope department can carry out all four-stage respiratory endoscopy diagnosis and treatment techniques as the training base for respiratory endoscopy of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. There are 10 full-time medical technicians in the department, nearly 300 refresher doctors trained from major hospitals across the country including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
The department currently conducts more than 10,000 cases of respiratory endoscopy every year. Among them, there are more than 7,000 cases of routine bronchoscope, more than 1,500 cases of ultrasound bronchoscope, more than 500 cases of peripheral pulmonary lesions and more than 1,000 cases of endoscopic treatment. It is open 24 hours emergency services for the airway stenosis, tracheal suction, foreign bodies of trachea.
In recent 10 years, 23 new technologies have been launched, and 51papers have been published. Besides, there are onemonographs and sevenpatents. Ten bureau-level and above projects were undertaken. In 2017, the department led and undertook the national key research and development program 'digital diagnosis and treatment equipment research and development'. In 2018, it was approved to establish Shanghai respiratory endoscopy engineering technology research center and Shanghai key clinical specialty (respiratory endoscopy). The “Interventional Respiratory Diseases Clinic New Technology Study Class” and the “International Respiratory Endoscopy and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Treatment Conference” has been held annually from 2011 tonow. The department won the second prize of Shanghai Medical Science and Technology Award.