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Miss Laura Socci 

  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Specialties

General Thoracic Surgery

Specialist Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive procedures: Single Port VATS technique
ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)
Perioperative rehabilitation before/after lung resection
Lung cancer
Mesothelioma
Benign chest/lung diseases
Mediastinal diseases
Chest wall
Lung emphysema

Research Interests

Lung cancer research and trials ( Pulmicc, Mars2…)

Professional Profile

June 2013 onwards: Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Department, Sheffield Teaching Hospital, Northern General Hospital, UK.

January 2013 – May 2013– Senior thoracic clinical fellow, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, London, UK
 
Nov. 2012 − 2 weeks as visiting Physician in La Coruna University Hospitals, for improving my knowledge of use of the Single Port VATS technique in Complex cases.
Consultants: Dr.Gonzales-Rivas, Dr.M. De La Torre, Dr.M. Delgado, Dr.R.Fernandez.
 
Nov 2012 – June 2011 – Senior thoracic clinical fellow, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Nottingham University Hospitals, UK
 
July 2006 – May 2011 - Thoracic Surgery residency at the Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
Consultants: Dr. A. Sabbatini (Chief of the Unit), Dr. A. Brunelli, Dr. F. Xiumè, Dr.M.Refai, Dr.M.Salati.
 
May 2010 - July 2010 - Rotation as trainee at the Cardiac Surgery Unit in Ancona
Consultants: Prof.L.Torracca (Chief of the Unit)
 
Jan 2010 – Mar 2010 – Rotation as trainee at the Thoracic Surgery Unit in Salamanca University Hospital, Spain.
Consultants: Prof.G.Varela (Chief of the Unit), Dr.M.Jimenez, Dr.N.Novoa.
 
 May 2008 - May 2008 − Rotation as Visiting Physician at the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.
Under the supervision of Dr. S.Cassivi.

Education and training

May 2011- Italian Board Certification in Thoracic Surgery, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. Thesis: ” The role of standardized diagnostic and therapeutically protocols in the management of the postoperative patient in thoracic surgery”. Advisor: Prof.A.Fianchini
 
Dec 2004- Medicine Degree, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona.
Thesis: “Mini invasive approach to mediastinal lymphonode diagnosis: TBNA”. Advisor: Prof. S.Gasparini.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

SCTS
ESTS

Publications

1. Surendrakumar V, Vaughan PR, Rao J, Edwards JG, Socci L. Comparing the quality of uniportal and multiportal video-assisted anatomical resection for primary lung
cancer: the preliminary results of a single centre audit. J Cardiothorac Surg.
2015 Dec 16;10 Suppl 1:A235. doi: 10.1186/1749-8090-10-S1-A235. Epub 2015 Dec 16.
PubMed PMID: 26739700; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4695700.

2. Mesa-Guzman M, Periklis P, Niwaz Z, Socci L, Raubenheimer H, Adams B, Gurung
L, Uzzaman M, Lim E. Determining optimal fluid and air leak cut off values for
chest drain management in general thoracic surgery. J Thorac Dis. 2015
Nov;7(11):2053-7. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.11.42. PubMed PMID:
26716045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4669298.
 
3. Acharya MN, Haqzad YS, Rao JN, Socci L. Uniportal thoracoscopic management of
middle lobe torsion after upper lobectomy. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2015
Nov;23(9):1129-31. doi: 10.1177/0218492315592994. Epub 2015 Jun 29. PubMed PMID:
26124430.
 
4. Hagan ME, Williams ST, Socci L, Malik M, Internullo E, Martin-Ucar AE. Completing the audit cycle improves surgical standards in lung cancer. Why do some patients still not receive the best care? J Thorac Oncol. 2013 Jun;8(6):779-82. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e31828c61a5. PubMed PMID: 23612464.

5. Socci L, Kumaran M, Malik M, Martin-Ucar AE. The left thoracotomy approach for excision of distal tracheal carcinoma in the presence of right-sided aorta. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Jan 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23315182.

6. Barua A, Catton JA, Socci L, Raurell A, Malik M, Internullo E, Martin-Ucar AE. Initial experience with the use of biological implants for soft tissue and chest wall reconstruction in thoracic surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;94(5):1701-5. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.07.001. Epub 2012 Sep 7.PubMed PMID: 22959570.
 
7. Barua A, Handagala SD, Socci L, Barua B, Malik M, Johnstone N, Martin-Ucar AE. Accuracy of two scoring systems for risk stratification in thoracic surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 May;14(5):556-9. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs021. Epub 2012 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 22361128.
 
8. Socci L, Marta HS, López MF. [Treatment of post-pneumonectomy empyema: goodbye to Clagett's thoracostomy]. Cir Esp. 2011 May;89(5):329-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ciresp.2010.04.015. Epub 2011 Feb 20. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 21342682.
 
9. Pompili C, Brunelli A, Xiumé F, Refai M, Salati M, Socci L, Di Nunzio L, Sabbatini A. Prospective external convergence evaluation of two different quality-of-life instruments in lung resection patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Jul;40(1):99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.10.026. Epub 2010 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 21159520.
 
10. Refai M, Brunelli A, Xiumé F, Salati M, Sciarra V, Socci L, Di Nunzio L, Sabbatini A. Short-term perioperative treatment with ambroxol reduces pulmonary complications and hospital costs after pulmonary lobectomy: a randomized trial. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2009 Mar;35(3):469-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2008.11.015. Epub 2009 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 19144532.
 
11. Brunelli A, Belardinelli R, Refai M, Salati M, Socci L, Pompili C, Sabbatini A. Peak oxygen consumption during cardiopulmonary exercise test improves risk stratification in candidates to major lung resection. Chest. 2009 May;135(5):1260-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.08-2059. Epub 2008 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 19029436.
 
12. Brunelli A, Refai M, Xiumé F, Salati M, Sciarra V, Socci L, Sabbatini A. Performance at symptom-limited stair-climbing test is associated with increased cardiopulmonary complications, mortality, and costs after major lung resection. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jul;86(1):240-7; discussion 247-8. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.03.025. PubMed PMID: 18573431.
 
13. Brunelli A, Refai M, Xiumé F, Salati M, Marasco R, Sciarra V, Socci L, Sabbatini A. Oxygen desaturation during maximal stair-climbing test and postoperative complications after major lung resections. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2008 Jan;33(1):77-82. Epub 2007 Nov 5. PubMed PMID: 17983763.
 
14. Brunelli A, Varela G, Rocco G, Socci L, Novoa N, Gatani T, Salati M, La Rocca A. A model to predict the immediate postoperative FEV1 following major lung resections. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2007 Nov;32(5):783-6. Epub 2007 Sep 4. PubMed PMID: 17766133.
 
15. Brunelli A, Socci L, Refai M, Salati M, Xiumé F, Sabbatini A. Quality of life before and after major lung resection for lung cancer: a prospective follow-up analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Aug;84(2):410-6. PubMed PMID: 17643607.

Presentations in general thoracic surgery

2016 WSCTS

- The evolution to single port VATS lung resection does not compromise surgical standards. A complete audit cycle

2016 ESTS

- Oral presentation as finalist for young investigator award- EVALUATION OF SURGICAL APPROACHES TO ANATOMICAL SEGMENTECTOMIES: the transition to minimal invasion improves hospital outcomes

2016 ESTS

- Oral presentation at nurse/physiotherapist symposium- Postoperative pulmonary rehabilitation after lung cancer surgery lessens the impact of parenchymal loss. A pilot study

2016 ESTS

- Poster presentation- The Influence of Prior VATS Experience in the Learning Curve for Single-Port VATS Lobectomy: a Multicenter Comparative Study

2016 SECT

- Oral presentation at postgraduate course- The Influence of Prior VATS Experience in the Learning Curve for Single-Port VATS Lobectomy: a Multicenter Comparative Study

2016 SECT

- (invited lecture) ERAS in thoracic surgery: what has been changing in the last years?

2015 WSCTS

- invited speaker at lunch symposium “The process of development and implementation of a tailored ERAS pathway in a Cardiothoracic Unit in UK”

2015 WSCTS

- oral presentation: “Comparing the quality of uniportal and multiportal video-assisted anatomical resection for primary lung cancer: the preliminary results of a single centre audit “

2015 ESTS

- oral presentation “Outcomes following implementation of a tailored ERAS pathway in a tertiary centre”

2015 WERAS

- poster presentation Enhanced Recovery After Thoracic Surgery: Outcomes following implementation of a tailored ERAS pathway in a tertiary centre

2015 SCTS

- oral presentation “Outcomes following implementation of a tailored ERAS pathway in a tertiary centre”

2015 BTOG

- poster presentation “Treatment of bilateral synchronous lung cancer in high risk patients: the role of single-port VATS approach and perioperative rehabilitation”

2014 LALCA

- poster presentation: Analgesia Requirement Following Single Port Access VATS Lung Resection – Improving Post-operative Experiences

2014 SICT

- oral presentation: pain management following single port Vats lobectomy; promoting a pain free postoperative recovery

2013 ESTS

- oral presentation “An audit of postoperative analgesia after single port vats lobectomy. Can we avoid the epidural catheters?”

- poster presentation “ Single port vats lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema : reducing surgical trauma does not compromise the procedure”

- poster presentation “ The use of biological implants for soft tissue and chest wall reconstruction in thoracic surgery is safe even in contaminated environments”

 2013 SCTS:

- oral presentation “Single-Port VATS Lung Volume Reduction Surgery for emphysema: reducing trauma does not compromise the surgical procedure”

- oral presentation “Single-Port VATS lobectomy: One year of minimising minimal invasion”

- video presentation ”Single-Port VATS anatomical segmentectomy”

 2012 IASLC - LALCA

- poster presentation " Use of biological implants for tissue reconstruction after thoracic surgery for malignancy" 

 2012 ESTS

- oral/poster : "Improving Operative Standards for Lung Cancer by Audit. Why some patients don’t get the best deal?"

- oral/poster : “Enhanced recovery after pulmonary surgery protocols help reduce use of resources without compromising outcomes”

2012 ESTS

- oral video presentation " The left thoracotomy approach for surgical excision of distal tracheal carcinoma in the presence of right-sided aorta"

2012 SECT

- oral/poster presentation "Early experience in the Use of Biological Implants for Tissue Reconstruction in Thoracic Surgery"

2012 SCTS

- oral video presentation " Resection of distal tracheal carcinoma in a patient with a right sided-aorta via left thoracotomy"

2012 BTOG

- poster presentation " Preserving the lung during radical surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma: quality of life, spirometry and lung volume measurements"

Prizes and awards

2013 SCTS

- Best Thoracic Surgical Movie: “Single-Port VATS anatomical segmentectomy”
 
2013 ESTS

- Nominated for Young Investigator Award for the Oral presentation “An audit of postoperative analgesia after single port vats lobectomy. Can we avoid the epidural catheters?”

 

Additional Information

Contact Details

Telephone Number: 0114 226 6811
Fax: Number: 0114 261 0350

Secretary

Name: Louisa Finch
Telephone: 0114 226 6811

 

 

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