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Has anyone done thoracic surgery using vats?

All the time. Most thoracic procedures are currently being done with vats. Read more...
Yes. Yes, i have. Techniques used in thoracic surgery will depend upon indication for surgery and/or diagnosis. There are numerous techniques to include sternotomy, traditional thoracotomy, mini-thoracotomy, video assisted thoracotomy, vats, and robotic approaches. 80+% of what we do will be minimally invasive (vats or robotic). Read more...
Yes. In our practice, over 70% of stage i and ii lung cancers are removed by vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery. This is performed through 3-4 thumb sized incisions and a high definition camera.http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html. Read more...
Yes. VATS is video assisted thoracic surgery. It was developed as a minimally invasive alternative to a full thoracotomy, and has been used widely for the last 30 years. Read more...

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...
Not always. Depends on the problem with the arm pits ... Can often be done by general surgeons ... Read more...

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...
Same. However general thoracic surgery is surgery of the diseases of the chest, generally not including the heart and the great vessels coming off of the heart. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html. Read more...
Specialization . Cardiothoracic surgeons are trained in both cardiac (heart) and thoracic(lung, esophagus, mediastinum, chest wall, diaphragm) surgery. Those that do both or those that do cardiac call themselves cardiothoracic. Those who do just thoracic are called thoracic or general thoracic surgeons. Read more...

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...

Has anyone undergone thoracic surgery (for hyperhidrosis)?

Yes. I run the center for hyperhidrosis at new york presbyterian hospital in nyc. Check out our web site. Read more...
Not personally. Thoracic sympathectomy by video assisted technique has helped selected patients. Read more...
Yes . Can be very successful for palmar and arm pit hyperhidrosis. It is done via vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery to cut the nerves that lead to the problem. It is up to 90-95% successful, though not without risks. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: thoracic surgery?

A surgical specialty. Thoracic surgery is type of surgical specialty. Thoracic surgeons specialized in surgery of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other diseases of the chest. A cardiac surgeon is a type who specializes in the heart while a general thoracic surgeon does everything but the heart. Most do both. Historically thoracic surgeons first trained as general surgeons, but this is changing. Read more...
Chest surgery. Surgery on the organ systems of the chest, whether the heart, lungs, esophagus, blood vessels or the chest wall are are part of thoracic surgery. Thoracic surgeons spend extra time beyond that of general surgery to master these skills. This does not mean they can't do things general surgeons do as well - though generally they focus on the complex disease of the chest. Read more...
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...

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...

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?

See the surgeon. Sometimes a thoracic nerve is entrapped and can respond to local injection of steroid or anesthetic, but likely need an x-ray and exam to be sure it is a local situation. Read more...
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...
See your surgeon. Your surgeon is there not only to perform your operation, but also to follow you to make sure everything goes well. Most surgeons understand that it is not only the operation that is important, but the follow-up as well. Call today for an evaluation. Read more...
SEE YOUR SURGEON. May be normal postop pain, but call and/or see your surgeon. Read more...