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Dr. Mark Soberman
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Chest Surgery (Overview)

Chest surgery is a method of treating problems in the chest that generally require something to be cut out (biopsy or removal of tissue) or something to be repaired. Examples include removing tumors, removing sections of damaged lung, repairing birth defects of the trachea or esophagus, coronary artery bypass grafts, repairing traumatic chest wounds, etc...


Dr. Mark Soberman
61 doctors shared insights

Chest Surgery (Overview)

Chest surgery is a method of treating problems in the chest that generally require something to be cut out (biopsy or removal of tissue) or something to be repaired. Examples include removing tumors, removing sections of damaged lung, repairing birth defects of the trachea or esophagus, coronary artery bypass grafts, repairing traumatic chest wounds, etc...


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What is chest surgery like?

What is chest surgery like?

Honest discussion: Every patient is an individual. Important to discuss with your surgeon what are "reasonable expectations" of recovery and outcomes. A skilled thoracic surgeon will always seek the least invasive surgical technique possible to safely achieve the surgical goal and best outcome for you. He/she will describe before procedure their planned approach. ...Read more

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Has any body got male chest surgery?

Has any body got male chest surgery?

Unsure what you mean: If you are referring to male cosmetic surgery on the chest, yes this is a farely common cosmetic procedure in males. ...Read more

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What needs to be done before a chest surgery ?

What needs to be done before a chest surgery ?

Full eval: Before any surgery, it is important to be evaluated at a pre-admission physical to make sure surgery is the safest possible. ...Read more

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How can I get in good shape after chest surgery?

How can I get in good shape after chest surgery?

Take your time: It takes time to recover from surgery. Start with light exercise (walking), then progress as tolerated. If you rush it, the discomfort you feel will stop you from advancing. Eventually, you should be at full strength and speed. ...Read more

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Non stop coughing after chest surgery - what to do?

Non stop coughing after chest surgery - what to do?

Take your meds: Must clear the secretions and expand the remaining lung. When that is done, the cough will recede. ...Read more

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How should I comfort my friend who is having major chest surgery?

By positive: More important than saying anything is first listen to him or her understanding the pt fears will help you be a more empathetic friend good luck. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what tests need to be done before a chest surgery?

I'm curious as to what tests need to be done before a chest surgery?

Depends: Depends on the planned operation and your underlying health. There are some tests that are often done to assess risk and help in planning the operation. Routine labs and often an ekg are done. Almost always, pulmonary function tests are performed to assess lung capacity. If there are risk factors or symptoms present, it may make sense to do a stress test. ...Read more

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. Why is that?

Previous surgery: Have you had surgery using clips anywhere else in your body? Where in your chest are the clips? Need a little more information. ...Read more

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What to do if I am ftm. I want to bind my chest but can I still have chest surgery?

Transgendered Care: If you are not a patient of an expert in the care and treatment of transgendered patients you can go here to find someone in philadelphia: http://www.Glma.Org. Of course you can have top surgery, even if you bind. Your primary care physician should be able to help you find someone local to help you. ...Read more

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Have surgical clips in my chest but have never had chest surgery. How is this possible?

Abdominal surgery?: If you have undergone hiatal hernia repair, or other upper abdominal surgery, there may have been migration of clips into the chest. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that perform FTM chest surgery in spokane wa?

Transgendered Care: If you do not find anyone close to home i work with a couple of surgeons in the seattle area that do this surgery for my ftm patients. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a chest surgery what do I tell my teacher?

What do you advise if i had a chest surgery what do I tell my teacher?

Get a letter from MD: Not sure what you're asking. What does your teacher want to know? A letter from your doctor might provide the essential information. ...Read more

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What sort of treatment is chest surgery?

What sort of treatment is chest surgery?

Remove or repair: Most surgical treatments are recommended to patients to either repair, remove or replace a broken body part. For chest body parts, the possiblities of chest surgery treatment are many and include remove a lung, or a lung mass, repair an artery or a heart valve. You can ask your surgeon or doctor for more details about your condition and the details of the recommended chest surgery treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fade a scar after chest surgery?

Is there a way to fade a scar after chest surgery?

Maybe.: If your scar is immature, (less than a year), it may continue to fade with time. Scar massage can be helpful. If the scar is thick, pink, itchy, it my be hypertrophic or a keloid. For this there are specific treatments and a qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon should be able to advise you. ...Read more

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Can i wear underwear during chest surgery? Since it is nowhere near down there will they allow it?

Chest surgery: It is not a good idea. Usually a urine catheter will be placed prior to surgery. Also, the sterile field prepared for surgery is much wider than the chest incision. ...Read more

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What happens during heart and chest surgery?

What happens during heart and chest surgery?

Alot: What type of surgery were you thinking of? If you can be more specific, perhaps one of our surgeon colleagues can help you out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orthopedic chest surgery?

What is the definition or description of: orthopedic chest surgery?

Surgical approach: Classically a thoracic surgeon deals with chest problems although occasonally an orthopaedic surgeon will deal with a fracture of a sternum, dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint, or thoracic spine in injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Thoracic Surgery (Definition)

Thoracic surgeons operate on the chest and the organs within: airway, heart, lungs, esophagus, chest wall, mediastinum, etc. You may also find a common title of "cardiothoracic surgeon" or in more specialized regions a distinction will be made between heart surgeons and non-heart surgeons, i.e. "cardiovascular ...Read more