It is the branch of medicine that deals with the surgical diseases of the heart and great vessels inside the thorax, and in women, except for the breast.
What does Thoracic Surgery look at?
Thoracic surgery is the surgical treatment of organs and tissues other than the heart in the thoracic cavity. It is a discipline that surgically treats diseases of organs and structures such as the lungs and their surrounding pleura, chest wall, ribs, mediastinum, esophagus and diaphragm. Thoracic Surgery Center within Lokman Health Group; With its experienced and well-equipped team, it performs thoracic surgery operations at national and international level. In our center; With high technical and medical equipment, all emergency and elective thoracic surgery operations can be performed in cooperation with anesthesia, intensive care, chest diseases, oncology, cardiac surgery and radiology teams. Videothoracoscopic surgery (VATS), which is one of the closed operation methods (minimally invasive surgery) performed in our center with today’s most advanced surgical technology, is successfully applied in our center.
Advantages of minimally invasive surgery (Closed operation)
The diagnosis can be made in the fastest and most accurate way, and the treatment can be started immediately; Less pain in the postoperative period compared to open methods; The surgical incision is small and aesthetic, scar problems are encountered less frequently; Compared to open methods, the complication rate and the amount of bleeding are less; Shortening of hospital stay; It can be listed as a faster return to work and social life.
Surgeries Performed with Minimally Invasive Surgery (Closed Surgery)
Lobectomy, pneumonectomy performed in the treatment of lung cancer; Surgery for Hand Sweating (hyperhidrosis); Surgery of pleural diseases (pleural effusion drainage, pleural biopsy, pleurectomy, decortication, empyema, mesothelioma); Resection in benign diseases of the lung (spontaneous pneumothorax, bronchiectasis, cystic diseases, congenital diseases); Operation for the diagnosis and treatment of nodules (spots) in the lung; Mediastinal cyst/mass diagnosis and treatment operations; It can be listed as thymus surgery (thymectomy operation, thymoma resection), Pectus excavatum (Chest wall deformity, Nuss surgery), Esophagus (esophagus) surgery.
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