Best Doctors in India for Thoracotomy Treatment

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Dr. Rajesh Mistry

Head, Neck & Thorax Cancer Surgeon | Director (Oncology) & Consultant (Surgical Oncology,Thoracic ,Head & Neck Oncology Surgery); Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. T Sundar

Dr. T Sundar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Thoracotomy Treatment

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Fortis-Escorts

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is one of the oldest and best Cardiac Centers in India. It has some of the best known interventional cardiologists & heart surgeons in India. It also has few other specialties | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Thoracotomy

The surgery for opening your chest is Thoracotomy. Your surgeon will make a cut in your chest wall between the ribs during this surgery for operating on your lungs. Your surgeon can remove a part of your lungs or your entire lungs through this cut.

The Thoracotomy procedure finds its use in treating lung cancer. In some cases, the procedure helps to treat problems with other structures of the chest like the diaphragm or the heart. Doctors also use this procedure to diagnose disease.

What to expect?

The nurse will administer general anesthesia to you before the surgery starts. It ensures that you will be sleeping and remain pain-free at the time of the surgery. There will also be an epidural (a small tube into your spine) for delivering medication for pain during the surgery. Your surgeon will first make an incision of 6 to 8 inches between both of your ribs, below your shoulder blade. After dividing the muscles, he or she will spread or remove your ribs to gain access to your lungs or any other part of the chest. If the surgery is to be done on the lung, the surgeon will deflate the affected lung with a special tube & work on it. The ventilator will keep the other lung in working condition in the meantime.

Doctors usually use this procedure with another procedure for treating lung cancer. The stage of your cancer helps to decide which type of surgery will be best for you.

Wedge resection

Wedge resection involves the removal of a wedge-shaped piece from that area of the lungs which has cancer along with some amount of healthy tissue surrounding it.

Segmentectomy

Segmentectomy is the removal of a segment of your lung.

Lobectomy

Lobectomy involves the removal of the lobe of the lung that has cancer.

Pneumonectomy

Pneumonectomy is the removal of the entire lung.

Extrapleural pneumonectomy

Extrapleural pneumonectomy is the removal of the lung, the pleura (the lining of your heart & lungs), and a part of your diaphragm.

If the extent of cancer is increasing, you might also need to remove your lymph nodes. Your surgeon will reinflate your lung after the procedure. The temporary tubes within your chest will help to drain fluid, air, and blood that collects around your lungs at the time of the surgery. The times will remain in the lungs for a few days. Next, the surgeon will repair your ribs and close the wound with sutures or staples. The surgery will last for 2 to 5 hours.

Risks

After the surgery, you might experience some pain or a burning sensation in the chest. However, your doctor will prescribe you medications to help you recover from that pain. The pain will subside after a few days or a few weeks. The possible complications associated with Thoracotomy are:

  • Bleeding
  • Pneumonia
  • Infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the legs) that travels to your lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism (blockage).
  • Air leak from the lungs

Results

You will be shifted to a recovery room after the Thoracotomy surgery where the nurses will monitor your breathing, heart rate, oxygen levels, and your blood pressure. You will be there in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for a day after the surgery. After you get stable, you will go to your hospital room for recovery. You will have to stay in the hospital for nearly a week. Your nurse will check if you have any complications due to the surgery during your stay for a week. At first, you will experience little difficulty in breathing. You must avoid strenuous activities for about 6 weeks after the surgery.

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