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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Thoracic Surgery (Overview)

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 surgeons" vs "thoracic surgeons".


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What is the definition or description of: thoracic surgery?

What is the definition or description of: thoracic surgery?

Thorax: 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 surgeons" vs "thoracic surgeons". ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
209 doctors shared insights

Thoracic Surgery (Overview)

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 surgeons" vs "thoracic surgeons".


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Anyone have any articles about thoracic disase including thoracic surgery?

Anyone have any articles about thoracic disase including thoracic surgery?

Be more specific: The thorax contains many organs such as the heart and the lungs, bones, like the ribs and the spine and blood vessels. Any of these can be affected with a disease. Some are treated with medications and others with surgery. ...Read more

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In november i had thoracic surgery on my side , recently i started feeling pain like i was being stabbed in those wounds .! what do I do ?

In november i had thoracic surgery on my side , recently i started feeling pain like i was being stabbed in those wounds .! what do I do ?

Likely scar tissue: I would ask your surgeon, but i can make a few comments. It is not unusual to have scar tissue remodel for a year after chest surgery, and that can hurt. Nerves can remodel too, and that causes pain. What you have is likely a post thoracotomy pain syndrome, which is not rare, but you should go to your surgeon before it gets out of hand. ...Read more

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Has anyone had thoracic surgery vats?

Has anyone had thoracic surgery vats?

Yes: Tons of people have had this procedure. It is rapidly becomung the standard of care in many cases. ...Read more

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Why does thoracic surgery do armpits?

Why does thoracic surgery do armpits?

Armpits: Not sure, need more info such as what is the planned surgery or what is the diagnosis. I'm a breast surgeon and I do the extra breast tissue in the armpit area, I do not do hidradenitis however, i refer to general surgery or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference between thoracic and cardio-thoracic surgery?

Difference between thoracic and cardio-thoracic surgery?

Not much: Usually both terms are used interchangeably but on occasions some chest surgeons do heart an sometimes the ydon't. That is the cardio component. ...Read more

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What is the difference between thoracic surgery and cardio thoracic surgery?

What is the difference between thoracic surgery and cardio thoracic surgery?

Entering the heart: Thoracic surgery includes procedures inside the chest, like lung, diaphragm, esophagus, ribs. Cardio thoracic procedures refer to the pericardium and the heart itself. To operate on the heart, your surgeon needs to enter your thorax/chest and then enter the pericardium and heart. Surgical work inside the heart also requires a heart lung machine in most cases. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Soberman
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Chest Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more