Overview of services offered in Thoracic Surgery

  • Diagnostic endoscopy of the mediastinum (mediastinoscopy)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy of the thorax (thoracoscopy)
  • Resection of diseased lung portions by way of laparoscopic or open surgical approach (thoracoscopic and open partial lung resection)
  • Partial resection of the costal pleura (pleurodesis) by means of open or thoracoscopic surgery
  • Removal of a pleural effusion not responding to medication (decortication)
  • Thoracoscopic surgery for treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Tracheostomy (tracheostoma)
  • Radical resection of a pulmonary lobe including systematic removal of lymph nodes to treat malignant diseases (lung cancer)