Thoracic and Lung Operations

Lung and chest operations include a wide range of procedures performed in the thorax, including the removal of a whole lung or part of a lung or a lobe, or the removal of lumps in the chest, as well as diagnostic operations.
Prior to making the decision of undergoing surgery it is important to consult with Cardioheal’s doctors who are experts at treating such medical conditions. Together you will be able to discuss the specifics, the various operational treatments, the preparation needed for surgery and the estimated recovery time.

Thoracic and pulmonary procedures carried out by the Cardioheal’s team of thoracic-pulmonary specialists are performed under strict supervision at the private Assuta hospital. Based on the medical decision agreed upon by you and your surgeon following your consultation, the operation could be done by using traditional techniques including a thoracotomy (surgical opening of the chest), or by newer methods which include the minimally-invasive laparoscopic technique. The recovery process from thoracic-pulmonary surgery takes place during the hospital stay under the close supervision and guidance of Cardioheal staff, who will offer help and advice throughout the recuperation period and medical follow-up.

For further information about the considerations, preparation, surgical course and recovery process, please refer to the specific pages that describe the different types of pulmonary and thoracic surgery. In addition, it is recommended that you consider the possibility of a private consultation with Cardioheal’s experts in order to receive the best solution for your medical condition.

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The following text refers to the specific types of surgical procedures:

  • A pneumonectomy (or pneumectomy) is a surgical procedure to remove a lung. Removal of just one lobe of the lung is specifically referred to as a lobectomy, and that of a segment of the lung is referred to as a wedge resection (or segmentectomy)….
  • This is a procedure for the surgical removal of lumps located in the mediastinal cavity. Both benign and malignant mediastinal tumors appear in the mediastinal cavity and can reach very large dimensions. Usually it is necessary to open the thorax by…
  • Thoracoscopic surgery is a type of thoracic surgery performed while using a small video camera that is introduced into the patient’s chest via a scope. This surgical procedure is used to perform biopsies or to sever individual lung lesions….
  • Mediastinoscopy is a procedure that enables visualization of the contents of the mediastinum, and is done only for diagnosis purposes. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. After performing a small incision in the lower neck and…
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy surgery for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis Excessive sweating of the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis) is a known and quite common phenomenon in the Middle East. The most effective treatment is the detachment of a…