Activities for a thoracic surgeon?

Chest problems. A thoracic surgeon treats problems involving the chest wall, lungs, esophagus, and in some cases, the heart and great vessels. That is usually done by thoracic surgeons who specialize in heart surgery only.

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How do I know exactly what is a thoracic surgeon and what do they do?

Cardiothoracic. Most are trained in cardiac andthoracic surgery( and a lot of medicine) training for six to ten years depending on program and lab. Board certification traditionally in general surgery before thoracic, but some shorter programs evolving. Can diagnose, treat, operate on heart, lungs, chest wall, esophagus etc. Thoracic means chest. Read more...
By definition . A thoracic surgeon treats and diagnoses diseases of the chest. This includes the lungs, esophagus, pericardium, diaphragm and mediastinum. Typically, they have completed a 5-7 year residency in general surgery and a 2-3 year residency in cardiothoracic surgery. Read more...

How often should you have follow app with thoracic surgeon after a thorectomy?

Again it depends. Really it depends. A thoracotomy is a surgical approach to the chest. It can be done for many things. The length of follow-up is more dependent on why the thoracotomy was done. A cancer patient may need follow-up for years while a infectious reason may need follow-up for only a couple of months. Read more...
It depends. If a benign condition it can be infrequent if totally cured, may be released entirely to, primary doc. If cancer may be released to oncology. So ask the surgeon, what is the diagnosis, prognosis and plan. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the reason, if it is for a cancer, than often 5 years of cancer surveillance. If its for a benign reason, than once the patient is feeling ok, than as needed follow up is only necessary. Read more...
Depends. It is dependent on the individual surgeon. Most surgeons will see their patients back in two weeks, then turn care over to their primary physician. Some surgeons will follow patients for a much longer time, but that is up to the individual surgeon. Read more...

What should one look for when trying to choose the best thoracic surgeon for them?

Busy. Board certified established busy with referrals from multiple sources most of the so called grades are not very good.Always can see the person, and assess your reaction and the responses to your needs. Second opinions are also common! Read more...
Training & XP. Experience and accredited training. In all medical fields, you want to find someone that has completed a solid, accredited training program with experience in treating your condition. Additionally, you want someone capable of providing you current treatment options. http://goo.gl/ernsv. Read more...

As a thoracic surgeon which examanations would you prescrible 4 months after a thoractomy?

Office visit. Possible x-ray or ct depending on established diagnosis or symptoms. Read more...
Depends. Thoracotomy is a technique for entering the chest. Presuming all went well, the follow-up is not so much for the thoracotomy as much as it is for the underlying illness that required thoracotomy to enter the chest. Surgical follow-up and associated studies will depend on what the surgery was and what the underlying disease was that required surgery. Read more...
CXR. Generally a history and physical examination, followed by a CXR. Any more detailed tests would be dependent on what the thoracotomy was for, and how the patient is doing at 4 months. Read more...

How old should a thoracic surgeon stop doing operations?

Non specific. Some young ones should stop! dr debakey was very successful for many years. Skill, temperament, vision, endurance are likely to be more relevant than years. Read more...
It depends. There's no hard and fast rule. Some surgeons can operate effectively into old age, others lose their "edge" sooner. On the end, it's typically left to the surgeon when to "hang it up". Some hospitals or other health care provider organizations ;#40; i.e. Medical schools, clinics;#41; may have mandatory retirement ages. Alternatively, some organizations may monitor outcomes of older surgeons. Read more...
Depends. The simple answer would be when they are no longer capable of performing at a high level. How to determine this has been a question that has been asked for quite some time. Most surgeons know when to stop, and are ethical enough to do so. Read more...

What is the difference between a cardiac and a thoracic surgeon?

Heart surgery or not. Most chest surgeons are cardiothoracic surgeons and perform all procedures involving organs of the chest cavity, but some choose to focus only on the lungs and identify themselves as thoracic surgeons. Read more...

Is anyone a trauma doctor or thoracic surgeon on here?

Yes. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html. Read more...