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Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery
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Lung and thoracic surgery

Thoracic and lung surgery deals with all conditions affecting the chest.

Thoracic surgeons treat a wide range of benign conditions, such as:

  • pneumothorax (lung collapse)

  • pleural effusion

  • emphysema

  • chest trauma or chest wall deformities

  • congenital thoracic malformations

  • pleural empyema (infection)

  • palmar hyperhydrosis (sympathectomy)

Our surgeons offer the full set of conventional procedures as well as particular expertise in minimally-invasive thoracic surgery, also known as VATS.  

Cancer diagnostics and treatment

Thoracic surgeons also treat a wide range of benign and malignant tumours involving the thoracic organs (lungs, trachea, bronchi, thymus and esophagus) or the chest wall (ribs, diaphragm and pleura).

The treatment of thoracic cancers requires the close working of specialists within different disciplines. Bupa Cromwell hospital offers a multidisciplinary service in the diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant tumours of the chest including:

  • lung cancer

  • malignant mesothelioma (pleural cancer)

  • tracheal and bronchial tumours

  • thymoma and other tumours of the mediastinum

  • secondary lung cancer (lung metastases)

  • malignant pleural effusion

  • thoracic sarcoma

  • neurogenic tumours of the chest

Bupa Cromwell hospital offers state-of-the-art thoracic imaging including chest CT and MRI scanning, as well as integrated PET/CT scanning to get the most accurate diagnosis. Our clinical and medical oncologists offer advanced radiotherapy treatments, chemotherapy and targeted therapy for thoracic cancers in all stages of advancement.

Our thoracic surgeons have expertise in minimally-invasive thoracic surgery for lung cancer and mediastinal tumours. They are expert in the management of difficult thoracic cases. 

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