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Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the esophagus, lungs and chest. Our surgeons have the expertise and experience in performing a wide variety of advanced procedures, including esophageal, pulmonary, mediastinal, diaphragmatic, chest wall and trauma surgery. The Department continues to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing cutting-edge minimally-invasive procedures, such as robotic-assisted technology and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

One of only a few of its kind in the country, the dedicated Department of Thoracic Surgery at Apollo Hospitals takes a multi-disciplinary approach offering proven surgical treatment for all thoracic diseases. Our world-class surgeons pioneer most of the latest surgical techniques providing the best possible clinical outcomes.

Our thoracic surgeons treat the following diseases:

  • Fluid in the chest (Pleural effusion)
  • Pus in the chest (Empyema-Acute and chronic)
  • Undiagnosed nodules-which can be cancer
  • Blood in the airway (Hemoptysis)and chest(Hemothorax)
  • Post TB (Tuberculosis) related problems-Infection in the chest and lung.
  • Destroyed lung
  • Infections in the lung-Fungal ball (Aspergilloma and mucormycosis)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Hydatid disease of the lung
  • The air in the chest (Pneumothorax)-Blebs, Bulla, Emphysema
  • Trauma to the chest
  • Chest contour problems like pigeon chest
  • Neurological condition like Myasthenia Gravis with or without thymoma
  • Fluid around the heart
  • Cancer in the lung, esophagus and mediastinum
  • Surgery for excessive sweating(cervical sympathectomy) and Irregular heartbeat(Cardiac sympathectomy)
  • Difficulty In eating

Advanced Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgeries performed at our centre include:

  • VATS Lung and pleural biopsy
  • VATS wedge resection
  • VATS Segmentectomy
  • VATS Lobectomy
  • VATS Pneumonectomy
  • VATS Decortication
  • VATS Bullectomy
  • VATS Thymectomy
  • VATS Mediastinal tumour excision
  • VATS Sympathectomy
  • Laparoscopic Myotomy
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication
  • Thoracolaparoscopic repair of diaphragmatic hernia
  • Thoracolaparoscopic resection of Esophageal diverticulum
  • Tracheal resection and reconstruction
  • VATS correction of chest wall deformity
  • Resection and reconstruction of chest wall lesions

State of the art Operative techniques used by our experienced specialists include

  • Open thoracic surgery
  • Multi-port VATS(video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery)
  • Biportal VATS
  • Uniportal VATS
  • Robotic surgery




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