Dr. Duy C. Nguyen, Assistant Professor with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, specializes in robotic general thoracic surgery. During this presentation he will discuss how patients present in the community with various benign thoracic surgical diseases, along with appropriate workup/consultations, and surgical treatments. These conditions include: gastroesophageal reflux disease/hiatal hernias, achalasia, and neurogenic/venous/arterial thoracic outlet syndrome. Family Physicians will learn about adequate workup and treatment options; including, surgical options for conditions that commonly present in primary care and may benefit from surgical interventions and a multidisciplinary approach.


After the session, participants should be able to:

  1.  To understand thoracic surgery discipline, scope, and role with the community.
  2. To be able to identify patients with benign foregut disease, confirm the diagnosis with tests / referrals, and counsel them on treatment options.
  3. To be able to identify patients with thoracic outlet syndrome, confirm / rule out other common diagnoses through understanding the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for best outcomes.

About the Speaker(s):


Dr. Duy Nguyen

Duy C. Nguyen, MD
Assistant Professor, Thoracic Surgery
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
UT Health San Antonio


Financial Disclosures:

Duy C. Nguyen, MD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Margaret Finley, MD, Andrew Dinh, DO, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Richel Avery, MD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no relevant financial relationships to commercial interests to disclose.

The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)

Target Audience:

Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.


The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

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For activity related questions, please contact:
Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator
Email: rubion@uthscsa.edu

For CME general questions, please contact
Ph: (210) 567-4445
Email: cme@uthscsa.edu