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Thoracoscopy

Thoracoscopy is a procedure that allows to directly look inside the chest and examine the lung surfaces
Why us for thoracoscopy?
Why us for thoracoscopy?
Specialized care for asthma, COPD, sleep disorders & all types of TB
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At the Department of Pulmonology, we offer state-of-the-art video-assisted thoracoscopy to diagnose and treat chest conditions. Our dedicated chest clinic is equipped with the most modern technologies for safe and precision-driven thoracoscopic procedures.

Our pulmonology experts
Our pulmonology experts

About thoracoscopy
About thoracoscopy

Thoracoscopy has both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In this procedure, your pulmonologist uses a thin tube with a tiny camera, known as the thoracoscope, along with other surgical instruments to access the insides of your chest area.

Thoracoscopy indications

Your doctor may indicate thoracoscopy for the following reasons:

  • Biopsy for lung or chest cancers
  • Treatment of lung cancer
  • Removal of excess fluid or air from the cavity around the lungs
  • Treatment of hyperhidrosis
  • Treatment of oesophagal disorders
  • Removal of all or part of the oesophagus
  • Removal of the thymus gland
Risks of thoracoscopy

Common risks and complications associated with this procedure include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to the nerves
  • Damage to nearby organs
  • Reaction to anaesthesia
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FAQs
FAQs

Thoracoscopy is not a painful procedure. It is performed under the effect of anaesthesia and may cause some levels of discomfort.

Your recovery period depends upon the cause of the procedure. Typically, you can expect to recover from thoracoscopy within 2-3 days.