Scientific Sessions

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is an operation on the chest including the heart, esophagus & lungs. Mainly specialized thoracic surgeons treat lung and esophageal problems, while cardiac surgeons opt for the heart. There are certain procedures like pleurectomy which involve the removal of the inner lining of the chest cavity. Wedge resection involves the removal of tissues associated with cancer, pneumonectomy involves the removal of lung and lymph nodes, etc. Robotic thoracic surgery, Video-assisted surgery is the minimally invasive procedure used in the removal of a tumor.