Thoracic surgery is a general term that refers to the surgical specialty that cares for diseases affecting the structures and organs inside the chest, such the esophagus, the trachea (windpipe), chest wall and others.
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery in Turkey
In traditional chest surgery, a surgical incision of 10 to 20 cm is made in the chest to reach the lung and the rest of the chest organs. In this old technique, post-operative pain is severe, in addition to the high risk of infection and inflammation which could be catastrophic.
In new surgical techniques, which are called minimally invasive surgery, small surgical incisions are opened in the chest wall to reach the target organ, and with the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) technology the surgeon can perform the operation without opening the chest cavity, but not all patients are considered good candidates for this technique, especially those with complicated disease course and severe conditions.
It is also worth mentioning that our team in Turkey is performing major surgeries every day using this advanced technology such as: lung cancer excision, and thymus gland excision in some patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), using thoracoscopy, and in this technique two or three Incision not exceeding 1.5 cm each are opened in the chest wall, and the procedure is done through these little holes, which reduces complications and speeds up recovery after the operation.
Conditions and treatments
Our thoracic surgery team has extensive and long experience in treating chest, airway and esophagus problems, and our different teams in Ilajak work as one unit to provide the best possible care, from diagnosis and conservative treatment to surgical intervention, as well as post-treatment rehabilitation and care.
In Ilajak Medical we provide care and treatment for each of the following diseases at our hospitals:
· Dysphagia and swallowing disorders
· Hiatal hernia.
· Esophageal cancer
· Lung Cancer.
· Chest Wall tumors.
· Congenital anomalies of the lung.
· Narrowing of the trachea and airways.
· Chronic gastroesophageal reflux
· Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the hands.
· Lung transplant for some cases.
In Ilajak Medical we offer the best treatment methods in our chest surgery center in Turkey, with our integrated health care system, and through our distinguished medical staff, and experienced chest surgeons. We also provide you free surgical and diagnostic consultations for chest conditions, such as: lung tumors and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), esophageal tumors, as well as various esophageal disorders, swallowing problems, hyperhidrosis and sweaty hands.
In Ilajak we receive patients from all over the world, providing them with a medical services based on the latest techniques and guidelines in the medical literature on thoracic medicine and surgery, such as: minimally invasive surgery to treat swallowing problems, lung problems, pulmonary failure, and lung cancer, where we focus on doing surgeries with the least invasive surgical intervention possible, using surgical endoscopy techniques wherever possible.
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