Andrés Obeso, MD, is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at Santiago de Compostela University Clinical Hospital (Spain). Prior to joining Santiago de Compostela University Clinical Hospital, Dr. Obeso was on faculty at Cleveland Clinical Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and he was appointed Clinical Associated Profesor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA). During his time in different international hospitals, Dr. Obeso completed more than two thousand surgeries, most of them using minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Obeso holds extensive clinical expertise in Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery. In November 2014, Dr. Obeso performed the world’s first nonintubated uniportal thoracoscopic sympathectomy in the context of a fast-track program. Dr. Obeso frequently contributes as a reviewer on more than 15 international peer-reviewed journals and has authored important articles and book chapters. Among his greatest achievements, Dr. Obeso discovered and described a new radiological sign “Earth-Heart Sign”, which was published in the in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. In 2015, The European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery published his description about a new surgical technique for pulmonary artery reconstruction. Dr. Obeso is interested in surgical innovation and development of new minimally invasive techniques, especially, in the management of Lung Cancer. Dr. Obeso is focused in development and implementation of new hybrid techniques in Thoracic Surgery.