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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery deals with diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, trauma-related injuries and tumors in all structures of the chest wall and chest cavity (skin, muscles, ribs, lungs, pleura, trachea, esophagus, and diaphragm), excluding breast, heart and blood vessels.

Thoracic Surgery Clinic works in close cooperation with Radiology Unit, Laboratory, Medical Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine clinics for diagnosis and treatment of below specified diseases. Also, bronchoscopy, mediastinoscopy and videothoracoscopy are diagnostic tools that are specifically used by Thoracic Surgery Clinic.

Surgeries carried out by Thoracic Surgery Clinic range from simple procedures carried out under local anesthesia and minimally invasive surgeries to major surgeries, such as lobectomy and pneumonectomy (for lung cancer).

Imaging guidance ensures higher surgical success and comfortable postoperative recovery

In the light of developments in medicine and technology, open surgeries performed by Thoracic Surgery Clinic have been substituted by image-guided and endoscopic procedures in many diseases. These developments both provide thoracic surgeons with a better wide-angle view and patients with great advantages such as minimal postoperative pain and shorter hospital stay.

Diseases Treated by Thoracic Surgery Clinic

  • Lung cancer
  • Major lung resections
  • Mesothelioma
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction
  • Tracheal tumors
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Pulmonary, esophageal, tracheal and mediastinal cancers and metastatic pulmonary cancers
  • Thoracic surgery emergencies
  • Rigid and fiberoptic bronchoscopy
  • Tumors of thymus gland
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Excessive sweating of the hands (Hyperhydrosis)
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (videothoracoscopic lung and pleura biopsies, sympathectomy)
  • Fluid accumulation in the thoracic cavity
  • Empyema
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Pleural rupture (Pneumothorax)
  • Rib cage deformities
  • Thoracic traumas (sharp and blunt traumas, fractures and bleeding)
  • Videothoracoscopy (VATS)
  • Tracheal resection
  • Trachea surgery and tracheal stents

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