Speaker Hyung Seok Park2020-08-05T23:31:17+08:00

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Park is a breast surgeon and surgical oncologist currently working as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Yonsei University College of Medicine.

He is one of the pioneers in robot mastectomy. He began performing the procedure using cadaveric samples in 2013. He performed the first human case of a robot mastectomy in Asia in 2016. He developed a gasless technique of robot mastectomy and was the first to publish a paper describing it. He also performed the first robot mastectomy using the new daVinci SP system in 2018. He is now applying both gas and gasless techniques for women with breast cancer or BRCA1/2 mutations. He is one of the high volume surgeons in his country performing over 500 breast surgeries in 2018.

He is actively participating in the clinical trial group of the Korean Breast Cancer Society.

He has published over 70 scientific articles in the literature, conducted numerous lectures as an invited speaker in many scientific conferences, and he wrote several chapters of a textbook of breast oncology in Korea. His research interests include breast surgery, endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, biostatistics, preclinical models, and genomics.

Position : Clinical Associate Professor. Department of Surgery Yonsei University College of Medicine

Department : Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery

Affiliation : Yonsei University College of Medicine

Mailing Address : Yonsei University College of Medicine 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Korea

Education Background :  2018  Ph.D., Yonsei University College of Medicine

                                             2005  Master of Science, Graduate School, Kosin University

                                             2000  M.D., Kosin University College of Medicine

Professional Experience : 

2018 – present   Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2012 – 2017         Clinical assistant professor, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2011 – 2012         Clinical fellow, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary Hospital and The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2009 – 2011         Clinical and Research fellow, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

2008 – 2009         Attending surgeon, Busan Mirae Breast Clinic, Busan, Republic of Korea

2007 – 2008         Attending surgeon, Busan Veterans Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea

2005 – 2007          Surgeon, Medical advisor, Busan medical information center, Busan National University Hospital and the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea

2005 – 2008         Public health doctor as a military service, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea

2005 .02                 Board-certified surgeon, Republic of Korea

2001 – 2005          Residency of Surgery, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea

2000 – 2001          Internship, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Republic of Korea

Gas vs Gasless Robotic Mastectomy Experience from South Korea

Since the introduction of robot-assisted nipple sparing mastectomy (RANSM) for the first time in 2015, two different techniques have been attempted: gasless and gas techniques of RANSM. Gas technique was first described by Toesca et al at IEO in 2015. Gasless technique was introduced by Park et al at Severance Hospital in 2016. The main difference of two methods is use of self-retractor or glove ports. In gasless RANSM, a Chung’s or modified Chung’s retractor is utilized. Instead of a self-retractor, Lapsingle® (Sejong Medical Inc., Korea) or OctoTMport (DalimSurgNet., Korea) is utilized for gas RANSM. In this lecture, the analysis of general characteristics and surgical outcomes including post-operative complication, and operation time between two methods will be presented.

Future of R-NSM? The initial experience of robotic mastectomy with da Vinci SP system

Several surgeons have been performing robot-assisted nipple-sparing mastectomy (RANSM) using multi-ports robotic system since the first robotic mastectomy was performed in 2015. Recently the updated robotic platform, the da Vinci SP system® (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, USA), has been introduced in 2018. After the preclinical cadaveric study of the SP system for nipple-sparing mastectomy for six breasts of three cadavers, the first robotic nipple-sparing mastectomy using the da Vinci SP system® was performed in November 2018. This lecture will present the development of RANSM with immediate reconstruction using the updated platform for the first time. The first case report using the SP system including the preoperative evaluation of the patient and the result of the operation will be also presented.