Tzu-Jung Tsai M.D.

Surgery
Medical Team: Breast Cancer, Hepatobiliary & Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer

Current Title

  • Attending Physician, Division of General Surgery, 2001-present

Specialties

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Hepto-biliary surgery
  • Gastroenterology surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • General surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Minimally invasive surgery & laparoscopic surgery
  • Hepato-biliary surgery
  • Gastroenterology surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • General surgery

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese
  • English

Education and Training

10/1989-6/1996 Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, MD, Medicine
6/1995-6/1996 Internship, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
8/1996-7/2001 Residency & Chief Resident, General Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
2009 Training, Laparosopic Gastrectomy, Osaka Medical College Hospital, Osaka, Japan
2010 Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2011 Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery, L'Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris, France

Professional Experience

8/1996-9/2001 Surgical Lecturer, National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan
2001-present Attending Physician, General Surgery, Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taiwan
1/2007-present Surgical Lecturer, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

Professional Memberships

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Obesity Surgery, 2010-present
  • Member, Taipei Medical Association
  • Member, Taiwan Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Member, Taiwan Society of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Member, Taiwan Surgical Association
  • Member, Taiwan Surgical Society of Gastroenterology
  • Member, Taiwan Breast Cancer Society

Selected Publications

  1. Tsai TJ, Chau GY, Lui WY, Tsay SH, King KL, Long CC, Hsia CY, Wu CW, Clinical significance of microscopic tumor venous invasion in patients with resectable hepatocelluar carcinoma .Surgery 2000; 127:603-8.
  2. Cheng TY, Chen CM, Lee MY, Lin KJ, Hung CF, Yang PS, Yu BL, Yang CE, Tsai TJ, Lin CW. Risk Factors Associated with Conversion from Nonmalignant to Malignant Diagnosis After Surgical Excision of Breast Papillary Lesions. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009 Dec;16(12):3375-9.
  3. Tzu-Jung Tsai, Elie Chouillard, and Andrew A. Gumbs, Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Takedown of Cystojejunostomy.Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques, Part B, Videoscopy. October 2011, Vol. 21, No. 5.
  4. Tzu-jung Tsai, Veeraiah Siripurapu, Andrew A. Gumbs, Single-Incision Laparoscopic Takedown of a Hartmann's Colostomy, J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech Part B Videoscopy. 2011, DOI: 10.1089/vor.2010.0004.
  5. Andrew Gumbs MD, Tzu-jung Tsai MD, John P. Hoffman MD. Initial Experience with Laparoscopic Hepatic Resection at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Surg Endosc. 2012 Feb;26(2):480-7.
  6. Tzu-jung Tsai MD, Elie K. Chouillard MD and Andrew A. Gumbs MD. Laparoscopic Right Hepatectomy with Intrahepatic Transection of the Right Bile Duct. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Feb;19(2):467-8.
  7. Veeraiah Siripurapu, Tzu-jung Tsai, Pavlos Papavasiliou and Andrew A. Gumbs, Text Book: Chapter 15, Laparoscopic Radical Cholecystectomy,Video Atlas of Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, 1st Edition.

Presentations:

  1. Tsai TJ. Chen KK. Chung HJ. Chang LS: The impact of the prostatic size on the efficacy of treatment with finasteride and terazosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The 7th Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Association of Andrology. Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Taipei. Mar.21,1997.  
  2. Tsai TJ. Wu CW. Hsieh MC. Lo SS. Shen JH. Lui WY. P'eng FK: Comparison of the UICC / AJCC 1992 and 1997 pN categories for gastric cancer patients after surgery. Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Taipei. Mar.11,1999
  3. Tsai TJ. Wu CW. Chen GD. Chi CW. Lee FY. Chang GY: Microsatellite instability associates preferentially with 2the expanding type of gastic cancer with serosal invasion. Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Taipei. Mar.11,1999
  4. Tsai TJ. Chau GY. Lui WY. Tsai SH. King KL. Loong CC. Hsia CY: Clinical significance of microscopic tumor venous invasion in patients with resectable hepatocelluar carcinoma. Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Taipei. Mar.25,2000.  
  5. Tsai TJ, Lee CH, Tseng LM, Yang AH, P'eng FK, Wu HP: Na+/ I-Symporter (NIS) in Graves' disease - an immunohistochermical study. The 12th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Endocine Surgeons. Tokyo, Japan. Jun.28, 2000..
  6. TJ Tsai, CC Chen, CM Chen, PS Yang, TY Cheng, BL Yu, CE Yang: Locoregional Failure of Post-Mastectomy Patients Who Had 1-3 Positive Axillary Lymph Nodes without Adjuvant Radiotherapy. Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Mar.30, 2002.
  7. CE Yang, BL Yu, TY Cheng, TJ Tsai, PS Yang, CM Chen: Dilemma on Bowel Perforation in Cancer Patients. The 32nd Annual meeting of Taiwan Surgical Society Of Gastroenterology. Sep. 6, 2003.  
  8. Yu BL, Chen CM, Yang PS, Cheng TY, Yang CE, Tsai TJ, You DL, Lin HH, Tsung SS, Tsou MH, Lee MY, Feng AC: The sentinel lymph nodes biopsy technique in breast cancer patients with both isotope and blue dye mapping methods. The 4th biennial meeting of Asian breast cancer society & the 2nd Taipei international breast cancer symposium. Taipei, Feb. 28, 2004.
  9. Mei-Ching Liu,Chii-Ming Chen,Ben-Long Yu,Tzu-Jung Tsai Nei-Min Chu,Wei-Tse Fang,Cheng-I Hsieh: The Induction Chemotherapy with Taxotere and Cisplatin for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer (Poster) The 4th biennial meeting of Asian breast cancer society & the 2nd Taipei international breast cancer symposium. Taipei, Feb. 28, 2004
  10. Yu BL, Chen CM, Yang PS, TY Cheng, Yang CE, Tsai TJ, You DL, Lin SS, Tsung J, Tsou MH, Lee MY, Feng AC: Use of Sentinel Lymph Nodes Biopsy in Our Breast Cancer Patients with Both Isotope and Blue Dye Mapping Methods. The 19th Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Mar. 28, 2004
  11. Tsai TJ, Chen CM, Yang PS, TY Cheng, Yu BL, Yang CE: Diagnostic Aspect of Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma. The 19th Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Mar. 28, 2004
  12. Cheng TY, Stella Yu-Chen Tsai, Wei-Tse Fang, Mei-Ching Liu, Chi-Feng Chung, Chii-Ming Chen, Skye Hongiun Cheng, Tzu-Jung Tsai, Po-Sheng Yang, Ben-Long Yu, Cheng-En Yang. "Chemoradiation after Radical Gastrectomy for Resectable Gastric Cancer Decreases Distant Node Recurrence and Tends to Improve Survival" in 59th Annual Cancer Symposium of The Society of Surgical Oncology, March 2006, San Diego, CA, USA.
  13. Tsai TJ, Lin CC, Yu BL, Chen CM: How many lymph nodes are adequate enough for sentinel lymph nodes biopsy in early breast cancer patients? Use imprint cytology for intra-operative assessment. The 6th biennial meeting of Asian breast cancer society. Sep. 20-22, 2007, Hong Kong
  14. TJ Tsai, Charles C Lin, BL Yu, CM Chen: How many lymph nodes are adequate enough for sentinel lymph nodes biopsy in early breast cancer patients? Use imprint cytology for intra-operative assessment. The 6th Biennial Meeting of the Asian Breast Cancer Society. Sep. 20, 2007. Hong Kong.
  15. Charles C Lin, TJ Tsai, BL Yu, CM Chen: Sentinel lymph nodes biopsy in early breast cancer patients-a single institute experience in Taiwan with over 800 consecutive cases. The 6th Biennial Meeting of the Asian Breast Cancer Society. Sep. 21, 2007. Hong Kong.
  16. Lin CW, Tsai TJ, Yu BL, Chen CM. How many lymph nodes are adequate enough for sentinel lymph nodes biopsy in early breast cancer patients? Use imprint cytology for intra-operative assessment. 2007 Annual meeting of the breast cancer society of Taiwan, Taipei, 2007
  17. Lin CW, Tsai TJ, Yu BL, Chen CM. Sentinel lymph nodes biopsy for breast cnacer patients: Should we use imprint cytology as intra-operative assessment? Or just wait for permanent pathology report? 2008 Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association, Kaohsiung, 2008
  18. Tsung-Yen Cheng1, Chii-Ming Chen1, Ming-Yuan Lee2, Kwang-Jane Lin3, Cheng-Fung Hung4, Po-Sheng Yang1, Ben-Long Yu1, Chen-En Yang1, Tzu-Jung Tsai1 and Chung-Wei Lin1: Risk Factors Associated with Conversion from Nonmalignant to Malignant Diagnosis After Surgical Excision of Breast Papillary Lesions . Annals of Surgical Oncology, Society of Surgical Oncology 2009.
  19. Tsung-Yen Cheng, Chii-Ming Chen, Ming-Yuan Lee, Kwang-Jane Lin, Cheng-Fung Hung, PoSheng Yang, Ben-Long Yu, Chen-En Yang, Tzu-Jung Tsai, Chung-Wei Lin. Risk Factors Associated with Conversion from Nonmalignant to Malignant Diagnosis After Surgical Excision of Breast Papillary Lesions. Ann Surg Oncol.with Conversion from Nonmalignant to Malignant Diagnosis After Surgical Excision of Breast Papillary Lesions. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009.
  20. Tsai TJ, Lin CC, TY Cheng, Chen CM,: The Best Way for Reconstruction After Completed Laparoscopic Radical Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer. The 25th Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Mar. 20, 2010
  21. Lin CC, Tsai TJ, TY Cheng, Chen CM,: Laparocopic Hepatectomy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma with Liver Cirrhosis. The 25th Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association. Mar. 20, 2010
  22. Yu BL, Chen CM, Tsai TJ, Yang PS, TY Cheng, Yang CE, Lin CC: The Experience of Snetinel lymphnode Biopsy in Breast Cancer Patients. The 25th Annual meeting of Taiwan surgical association Mar.20, 2010, Taipei.
  23. Lin CW, Tsai TJ, Cheng TY, Chen CM. Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Cirrhosis-A Single Hospital Experience in Taiwan. 18th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. Geneva Switzerland, 16-19 June 2010.
  24. Ben-Long Yu1, Chii-Ming Chen1, Chen-En Yang1, Tzu-Jung Tsai1, Chung-Wei Lin, Tsung-Yen Cheng1, Dong-Ling You, Yu-Yi Huang,Pei-Ing Lee, Mei-Hua Tsou, Ming-Yuan Lee3,Ai-Ying Chuang3, Wen-Hui Ku, Christopher K.J. Lin, Woan-Chwen Jaw, Wan-Chen Tsai, Shih-Hsuan Wu,Po-Sheng Yang. Experience of Sentinel Lymph Nodes Biopsy of Breast Cancer Patients in KFSYSCC. 2010 Taipei International Breast Cancer Symposium. Innoration Cooperation Ethnic and Health Promotion 2010. Sep. 3-5, Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan.
  25. Hao-Jan Lei, MD1,  Ming-Te Huang, MD2,  Kuo-Hsin Chen, MD3,  Tzu-Jung Tsai, MD4,   Tsung-Ching Chou, MD5,  Hsiu-Lung Fan, MD6, Wen-Tsan Chang, MD7. Departments of General Surgery, Taipei Veterans General Hospital ,Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan,  Department of Surgery, Koo-Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Hospital,  Division of General Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan,  Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital.Role of laparoscopic hepatectomy in the treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma in Taiwan. The 8th International Meeting of Hepatocellular Carcinoma :
Eastern and Western Experiences. Feb. 1-2, Tokyo, Japan.
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