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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Thoracoscopy (Overview)

Surgical technique allowing access to the chest cavity with video (camera) viewing allowing for surgery to.Be done with various small access or entry points


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How much pain would one have after thoracoscopy?

How much pain would one have after thoracoscopy?

Less than with open: Less pain than with thoracotomy. Most people who undergo thoracoscopy take pain medication for only 1-2 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
539 doctors shared insights

Thoracoscopy (Overview)

Surgical technique allowing access to the chest cavity with video (camera) viewing allowing for surgery to.Be done with various small access or entry points


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What is the definition or description of: thoracoscopy?

A minimally invasive: Surgical technique allowing access to the chest cavity with video (camera) viewing allowing for surgery to.Be done with various small access or entry points ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: video assisted thoracoscopy?

VATS: Vats is video assisted thoracic surgery and is often used interchangeably with thoracoscopy. It refers to performing an operation in the chest using small incisions, long instruments, and a camera. It is the thoracic (i.e. Chest) equivalent of laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a patient arresting post broncoscopy thoracoscopy?

What could be the cause of a patient arresting post broncoscopy thoracoscopy?

Cardiac arrest: There are several potential causes that range from anesthetics, bleeding, over sedation from narcotic medication, heart disease, and recurrent blockage of the airways from mucous plugs. Discuss with the physician who performed the bronchoscopy to determine the most likely cause of the arrest. ...Read more

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Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

No: But, it depends on the pain tolerance of the patient as well as the number of entry points and length of the incision for these ports of entry. ...Read more

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Bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery, what to do?

Bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery, what to do?

Talk to your surgeon: Usually less pain after vats c/w open surgery, but it still can hurt. Pain usually resolves over a few weeks. Nerve pain ( intercostal neuralgia) caused by trauma to the nerve between the ribs) can last longer. ...Read more

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What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

Multiple: Thoracoscopy is still surgery. You can still have a broken rib, nerve compression, hematoma, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at the time of the procedure. ...Read more