A detailed look behind the scenes at the practices and history of the thoracic surgeons of Bogota, Colombia. This book is an in-depth look at the thoracic surgeons profiled as part of Bogota! A Hidden Gem guide to Surgical Tourism. As my research led me deeper into the depths of the subculture and of thoracic surgery specialty, I realized that the stories of Bogota’s thoracic surgeons needed to be told, separate and distinct from the distractions of a larger book. This is not simply a directory of thoracic surgeons, but a glimpse into their lives from a sociological perspective. I have included information collected as part of the larger effort because surgery, and the role of thoracic surgeon is an intrinsic part of who they are.