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Chest Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)

The Thoracic Surgery Division entails the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment methods to ensure a comprehensive care is provided to adults and pediatric patients from all around the world.


A broad range of procedures/surgeries are performed on:


  • The LUNGS: operations involving resection, reconstruction, repair and biopsy of the lung.
  • The CHEST WALL: operations involving the chest wall, including resection and reconstruction for neoplasms, thoracoplasty and repair of pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum and other chest wall deformities, including the management of traumatic chest wall instability.
  • The AIRWAYS: operations involving resection, reconstruction and repair of the trachea and bronchi for neoplasms, strictures and traumas.  Operations necessary for airway control, including tracheostomy, tracheal intubation and endoluminal procedures.
  • The DIAPHRAGM:  operations involving resection, reconstruction and repair of the diaphragm.
  • The MEDIASTINUM: operations involving the mediastinum, including biopsy and resection of neoplasms, drainage of infections, mediastinal lymphadenectomy, mediastinotomy and mediastinoscopy.
  • The PERICARDIUM: operations of the pericardium involving the resection, reconstruction and drainage.
  • The LYMPH NODES: operations for biopsy of the cervical, mediastinal and axillary lymph nodes.
  • HYPERHIDROSIS: operations on the thoracic sympathetic nerves.
  • The THORACIC OUTLET: operations to correct abnormalities of the thoracic outlet.
  • The PLEURA: operations for management of pleural mesothelioma, pleural space problems, including thoracentesis, tube thoracostomy, shunting for flexural effusion, managing pneumothorax, pleurectomy, and decortication, drainage and resection of empyema.
  • EMPHYSEMA: operations for functional corrections and complications of emphysema.
  • TRAUMA: operations for traumatic injuries to the chest or organs within the chest and their sequelae.


VATS Approach in Chest Surgery


Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical approach to treat early stage lung tumors.  The advantages of a minimally invasive procedure includes:


  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Lessened post-operative pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Overall faster recovery time

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