What is Thoracic Surgery?

Thoracic surgery deals with the diagnosis and the treatment of all organs surrounded in the thorax, except the heart and breast. Diseases that are seen in the trachea, esophagus, lung, thoracic wall and its surroundings are included in the thoracic surgery department. Tumourigenesis in the thoracic cage area, congenital or traumatic deformations that may occur in the thoracic cage, complaints of obstruction and stenosis that may occur in the respiratory tract, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that can be seen in the esophagus and diaphragm are performed by the department of thoracic surgery.

Which Diseases Does the Department of Thoracic Surgery Deal with?

It is possible to talk about many diseases related to thoracic surgery. Diseases that can be seen in many vital organs in the thoracic cage area, especially the lungs are in the scope of the thoracic surgery department.

To give an example of these diseases;

  • Lung cancers
  • Chest wall cancers
  • Tracheal tumors
  • Hydrothorax
  • Pleurisy
  • Punctured lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Esophageal diseases
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis
  • Lung fungi
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic lung diseases (COPD)
  • Thorax (rib cage) traumas
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive sweating)
  • Congenital thoracic cage diseases

Thoracic Surgery Procedures

There are various methods developed for the diagnosis and treatment of the mentioned diseases. Treatment methods may change and be developed according to the developing technology. As in all departments, it is vitally important to perform correct diagnosis and treatment in thoracic surgery departments as well. Various tests and examinations can be applied for diagnosis such as blood and urinalysis, visualization techniques (MR, tomography, chest x-ray, ultrasound) and biopsy. After the examination and tests are applied to the patient, possible treatment methods and surgical options are evaluated. In the thoracic surgery department, it is also possible for the patient to get medical treatment besides the surgical procedures. It is possible to say that robotic technology is used in most of the surgical procedures performed by the Thoracic Surgery department. At the same time, minimally invasive surgical techniques are used in the majority of operations that are performed in the thoracic surgery department.

Surgical procedures performed by the thoracic surgery department

  • Pneumonotomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Esophageal surgeries
  • Mediastinal surgeries
  • Lung volume reduction surgeries.
  • Tracheal stent applications.
  • VATS (Videothoracoscopy) methods
  • Thoracic cage surgeries

Tumor cells which can be seen in the area will be treated, stent application for stenosis complaints that can be seen in the esophagus, treatment of congenital or post-traumatic thoracic cage deformations with NUSS technique, volume reduction surgeries applied to emphysema patients, treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) diseases with EPS technique, pneumothorax Intervention surgeries, removal of the infected lung surface as a result of pulmonary tuberculosis and treatment of emergency thoracic injuries are performed in Thoracic Surgery Department.

Nowadays, the closed surgery technique is used in most of the surgeries which are performed in the Thoracic Surgery Department. Open surgery methods are less and less preferred by patients and specialists. Video-assisted closed surgery techniques with the video thoracoscopic (VATS) method are started to standardize. With the help of these methods, it is aimed to the patients to see minimum damage during the surgery and can be discharged more quickly by accelerating to the recovery process.

As Bilva Health, we are at your service with our experienced Thoracic Surgery team and the doctors we are working with. We carry out the diagnosis and treatment process to be applied to our patients with our specialists and surgeons.

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