About The Doctor

Dr. Betty C. Tong

Thoracic Surgeon , Cardiothoracic Surgeon

After graduating from Duke University, 10 years later, Dr. Betty Tong, M.D., pursued a second degree to further her understanding of the inner workings in clinical research. In 2009, Dr. Tong earned her second degree. She works in an industry where clinical trials have shaped the direction of the industry, and the future practices that could one day arise from it. When doctors involve themselves in clinical research, they can learn of the latest procedures and drugs. Many doctors remain active within the research community for this reason, and Dr. Tong is no exception.

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The First to Know

Cutting-edge therapies and advanced treatments have all played a role in Dr. Betty Tong’s work. As an experienced thoracic surgeon and researcher, Dr. Tong studies and implements the latest and best surgical techniques to treat her patients with mesothelioma, a rare cancer that results from exposure to asbestos.

Message of Hope

Dr. Betty Tong prefers minimally invasive surgery because it offers her patients a lower level of risk and a quicker recovery time.

Experienced Researcher

Dr. Tong is an experienced researcher in thoracic surgery. Her research informs her practice as a thoracic surgeon. Moreover, she has a thorough knowledge of gender-based outcomes and she shares this knowledge with her patients.

A Surgeon Who Prefers Minimally Invasive Techniques

Dr. Tong prefers minimally invasive surgery because it is backed by research. She offers her patients with asbestos-related disease this surgical treatment because it has a lower level of risk and a quicker recovery time.

In each case, Dr. Tong weighs the risks and benefits that the patient faces and ultimately chooses the surgical approach that will best benefit the patient.

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