Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery provides services for the surgical treatment of non-cardiac, benign and malignant diseases of the chest. The Thoracic Surgery specialists at Max Hospital, offer consultation and surgical management of a wide range of disorders and diseases involving:

  • Lungs.
  • Pleura (Chest cavity).
  • Trachea and bronchus (wind pipe).
  • Esophagus (food pipe).
  • Chest wall.
  • Diaphragm.
  • Mediastinum.
  • Chest Trauma.
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating): of axilla or hand.

Method of Operation

Traditionally these surgeries were done by making big incisions over the chest, cutting all the muscles of the chest wall and applying a retractor to spread the ribs or cutting the breast bone to get into the chest and do these operations. This causes immense trauma to the patient leading to delayed recovery from surgery, excessive pain and high rates of post-operative complications. We do most of these procedures by minimally invasive techniques which are VATS and robotic thoracic surgery.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS):

VATS is minimally invasive thoracic surgery performed by introducing a small camera and instruments through tiny cuts over the chest wall. VATS provides excellent visualization of the thorax, allowing the surgery to be performed even in sick and elderly patients who have marginal pulmonary reserve. Almost all operations in the chest can be done by this technique which avoids excessive pain and complications of open surgery. It also offers better cosmesis and the patient can return to work very soon after the surgery.

Robotic Thoracic Surgery

Robotic Thoracic Surgery is an integral part of Max Hospital. Here, we offer the latest cutting edge technology (da Vinci Xi robotic system) to provide the best outcome to our patients. The surgeon at the robotic console controls the robot to do the precise surgery of the patients along with all the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. Robotic technology provides highly magnified 3-D visualization and excellent dexterity by 7 degrees of freedom of robotic instruments which allow difficult dissections in narrow fields with better surgical ergonomics. This allows the surgeon to perform technically demanding complex operations with great precision and ease.

We provide a complete range of services, from initial evaluation and management for rare and complex diseases and new surgical approaches, device, and technologies. We collaborate with experts in many specialties providing multi-disciplinary approach for treatment of these complex disorders.

We follow enhanced recovery protocols after thoracic surgery where the goal is to minimize stress response, reduce postoperative pulmonary complications, and improve patient outcome, which will in addition decrease hospital stay and reduce hospital costs.

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