Dr. Takita trained me in thoracic surgery. He is a great teacher and the year I spent with him at Roswell Park Cancer Institute  was the most exciting in my career. I thought of him when I saw this man in followup. He came to me 5 years ago after a gunshot wound to the chest. He had an empyema and was dying. I performed a modified Eloesser flap for darinage and he recovered. The wound has now closed ny itself and he is very happy. Thanks Dr. Takita, for training me so well!

Modified Eloesser Flap
Postoperative Xray