Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a branch that performs surgical interventions for organs such as the heart, lungs, larynx, chest wall, diaphragm and mediastinum in the chest area.
Thoracic Surgery

Last Update Date: 5/28/2024 11:36:14 AM

What is Thoracic Surgery?

Thoracic surgery is a branch that performs surgical interventions for organs such as the heart, lungs, larynx, chest wall, diaphragm and mediastinum in the chest area. In addition to performing surgical intervention for disorders in these organs, they can also take part in the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases.

Thoracic surgeons offer services in the following areas:

  • Chest Wall Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Chest Wall Reconstruction
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Surgical Management of Chest Traumas

What Diseases Does Thoracic Surgery Treat

Thoracic surgery deals with all of the diseases that affect the organs located in the chest and require surgical intervention and follow-up. We can list the main ones as follows:

Lung Diseases:

  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Lung abscesses
  • Pulmonary fibrosis

Heart Diseases:

  • Heart valve diseases
  • Coronary artery disease (coronary artery bypass surgery, stent placement in the heart vessels)
  • Cardiac aneurysms
  • Congenital heart diseases

Chest Wall Diseases:

  • Rib fractures
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Chest deformities (for example, pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum)

Chest Wall Traumas:

  • Chest cage injuries
  • Internal injuries caused by chest trauma

Mediastinal Diseases:

  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Mediastinitis (inflammation of the mediastinum)
  • Mediastinal cysts

Esophageal Diseases:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal diverticulae
  • Esophageal strictures

Breast Diseases:

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast fibroadenomas
  • Breast inflammation

Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases:

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Parathyroid gland disorders

Metastatic Diseases of Different Organs Spreading to the Chest:

  • Liver metastases
  • Bone metastases
  • Metastatic tumors originating from other organs

Liv Hospital Thoracic Surgery

At Liv Hospital, cancer surgery interventions are performed with all kinds of techniques in our operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art devices. At Liv Hospital Thoracic Surgery Clinic, surgical treatment options are offered for mediastinal tumors, non-cancerous problems of the lungs, chest wall anomalies, sweating problems (hand, armpit, face, etc.) and esophageal diseases.

In addition, there are also surgical intervention services for many chest diseases. We can list some of them as follows:

  • Mediastinal tumors / Lung cancer
  • Non-cancerous problems of the lungs
  • Chest wall anomalies
  • Sweating problems (Hand / armpit)
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Thoracoscopic and Robotic surgery
  • Thymus Diseases
  • Thoracic Malignancies
  • Pleural (Lung membrane) disorders
  • Trachea (windpipe) surgery
  • Thoracic traumas
  • Pneumothorax (lung deflation)
  • Bronchoscopic and surgical treatment of emphysema

Liv Hospital Thoracic Surgery Clinic emphasizes that early diagnosis of lung cancer is as important as surgical treatment and follow-up.

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