The Thoracic Surgery Department at Zulekha Hospital provides complete care to chest patients using a multidisciplinary approach for evaluation and management of chest and neck diseases, in cooperation with all relevant specialties like Pulmonology, Cardiology, General surgery, Gastroenterology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pathology, Radiology , etc. The Thoracic Surgery Department is specialized in diagnosis and in medical or surgical treatment of all the diseases of chest organs: Lung, Airways, Pleura, Pericardium, Esophagus, Thymus, Retrosternal Thyroid Goiters, Mediastinum, Chest wall, Diaphragm.

The department has excellent experience in the following surgeries and procedures:

  • Thoracoscopic (VATS) and Traditional operations of the chest
  • Approaching complicated infectious diseases of the lung, pleura, and mediastinum (bronchiectasis, lung abscess, empyema, Mediastinitis)
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Pulmonary Metastasectomy
  • Lung volume reduction surgery (COPD)
  • Pneumothorax treatment/VATS operation
  • Pleural effusions (Diagnostic & Therapeutic aspiration, VATS Surgical diagnosis and treatment, Decortication).
  • Airways surgery (Tracheostomy, Tracheoplasty, Rigid and Flexible Bronchoscopy).
  • Surgery of the mediastinum (Mediastinoscopy, Approaching Mediastinal Tumors such as Thymus and retrosternal Thyroid Goiters)
  • Esophagus Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic and opened pericardial window.
  • Chest wall and diaphragm surgery (Tumors resection, Thoracoplasty, Repair of chest wall deformities, and repair of diaphragm eventration and hernias)
  • VATS Sympathectomy for palmar & axillar hyperhidrosis
  • Approaching non-cardiac Chest wall pain (Medical treatment, Nerve Blockade)
  • Chest trauma cases