Thoracic Surgery

Division of Thoracic Surgery

The division of Thoracic surgery is concerned with the surgical management of Lung Disease. Chest Trauma, Chest wall Tumours and Mediastinal Tumours. Most of our work is done by minimally invasive.

Methods of Operation

  1. Open Thoracotomy
    • 15cm long incision, muscles cut, ribs spreading causes fractures
    • More blood transfusion
    • More post-operative pain
    • Longer Hospital stay
    • 2-3 months recovery time
  2. VATS(Key-Hole Surgery)- Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
    • No rib fractures
    • Less pain and complications
    • Fewer blood transfusion
    • Shorter hospital stay
    • Better cosmesis
    • Easy return to work

Procedure done through VATS

  1. Diagnostic
    • Indeterminate pleural effusion
      (Bening vs malignancy)
    • Tissue diagnosis of pleural masses
    • Lung biopsy-diffuse interstitial lung disease.
    • Indeterminate peripheral pulmonary nodule.
    • Mediastinal lymph node biopsy.
    • Mediastinal mass biopsy
  2. Therapeutic
    • Decortication for empyema.
    • Pleurodesis – pleural effusion and pneumothorax.
    • Bullous disease resection and pleurectomy.
    • Wedge resection for early lung cancers.
    • Metastasectomy
    • Lobectomy, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy for lung cancers, destroyed lung- tuberculosis, Aspergilloma, bronchiectasis, lung abscess.
    • Lung volume reduction surgery
    • Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis and thymoma.
    • Resection of posterior mediastinal neurogenic masses
    • Excision of mediastinal cyst.
    • Drainage of pericardial effusion.
    • Chest trauma and chest wall Tumours.

Our Commitment

We wish to offer the best possible surgical treatment for chest disease with using state of the art technology at an affordable costs to all our patients.