Your complete guide to thoracic surgery in Turkey

Thoracic surgery in Turkey

Thoracic surgery in Turkey is one of the most advanced fields of surgery. Turkey has introduced all surgical methods for treating lung cancer in Turkey and many other diseases that patients visit Turkey to treat.

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Thoracic surgery in Turkey

All treatment procedures related to thoracic tumors and their surgery can be performed according to the international standards applied in thoracic tumor surgery.
Each patient undergoes treatment separately according to the specialty in which his disease lies.
Where the patient undergoes an examination by specialized doctors (chest diseases, radiology, oncology...), and accordingly, the most appropriate plan for treating the patient is drawn up.

Starting from 2010, the video-assisted thoracic surgery technique (VATS) was applied, and robotic surgery was also applied starting from 2011. The thoracic surgery centers in Turkey are one of the five leading centers in Europe, which includes surgeons and doctors with great experience.

One of the Turkish doctors (Dr. Sameh Hayziroglu) headed the largest and most important magazine (European Society of Thoracic Surgeons) in the field of thoracic surgery, which includes more than 60 countries and a thousand doctors for eight years 2000-2008.

Laparoscopic thoracic surgery in Turkey

Laparoscopic thoracic surgery is the common name for closed surgical methods that are increasingly used in thoracic surgery.

The first VATS minimally invasive surgery was performed in 2006.

Robotic operations have been applied and used since 2008.

Endoscopic treatment of lung cancer in Turkey

What are the advantages of laparoscopic lung surgery?

  •  Diagnosis is made more quickly and accurately and makes the immediate start of treatment more possible.
  • Less pain after surgery compared to open surgery.
  • Cosmetically smaller scar, fewer surgical problems.
  • Less complications and possible bleeding compared to open surgery.
  • Reduce the length of stay in the hospital.
  • Faster recovery and the pateint returns to work and social life sooner.
The difference between the types of chest surgeries
The difference between the types of chest surgeries

To whom can this technique be applied?

  • Thymus surgery (removal of the gland, removal of part of the gland)
  • Operations of cysts and masses
  • Diagnostic operations of lung alveoli
  • Excision of benign tumors in the lung (bronchiectasis, cystic diseases, congenital anomalies)
  • Resection and dissection of lymph nodes forLung Cancer
  • Pulmonary diaphragm disease surgery (treatment of pleural effusion, pleura resection, lipolysis, tumor, and treatment mesothelioma)
  • Axillary Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Surgery

This technique can reduce the surgical risks to a minimum and also shortens the operation time for patients diagnosed with lung cancer in the early stages.
Where parts of the lung can be removed precisely without the patient needing to complete radiological or chemotherapy.

The center began applying this technology to cancer patients starting in 2008.
Through this program, the centers aim to facilitate the procedures for early detection and treatment of the disease in the same session, through a team of experienced specialist doctors.

Video Laparoscopic Thoracic Surgery VATS

If we want to introduce readers bVideo endoscopic surgery technique (VATS).:

It is a thoracic surgery that is performed through an incision not exceeding 1.5 to 2 cm in width, which is performed by photographing the inner part of the chest with the help of a video camera.

This technique is effective in removing pulmonary masses in the mediastinum region between the heart and lungs.
Previously, before the advent of this technique, operations were performed after making a thoracic incision and opening the ribs with a large incision, causing severe pain, which is considered one of the most painful operations.
It replaced it completely, according to some studies.

Pulmonary mass resection via video thoracic endoscopic surgery (VATS)
Pulmonary mass resection via video thoracic endoscopic surgery (VATS)

Pneumothorax is also performed through this technique, where an explosion occurs in the alveoli of the lung, which causes the accumulation of air in the chest cavity, which usually requires open chest surgery.

This technique can also diagnose pleural effusions, which are usually diagnosed surgically.
Where the patient suffers from the accumulation of fluid in the chest cavity.
This technique allows, in addition to the diagnosis, the possibility of treating pleural effusion as well, in addition to the possibility of extirpating pleural tumors.

It is also possible through this technique to treat tumors of the esophageal region.

 Learn about some centers by visiting the page Yedi Kola Education Hospital And research for diseases and surgery of the chest and some Arab specialists in this field in Turkey, such as a specialist in thoracic surgery in Turkey Dr. Muhammad Al-Khatib.

Thoracic surgery in Turkey via robot

And count Thoracic surgery in Turkey via robot The most important advantage is the possibility of performing surgical interventions that were previously only possible through open surgery.
Where two surgeons take turns, one near the patient and the other near the robot-controlled device, and through this technology, the two doctors can perform a complete open surgery, but through a small incision that allows the 3D robot camera to have clear imaging and the possibility of targeting the tumor completely, no matter how difficult it is, through the equipped robot, which is supervised by the other doctor in control room.

Thoracic surgery in Turkey via robot
Robotic Thoracic Surgery Robot

The number of patients treated with robotic thoracic surgery has increased dramatically recently.

The US Food and Drug Administration gave permission in March 2001 for the possibility of using robotic systems in non-cardiac thoracic surgery.
Whereas, lung cancer operations have already started through the robot in 3 centers around the world.

The first robotic thoracic surgery of this type was performed in Turkey in 2011.

What features does the robotic treatment offer?

In some cases of lung cancer, in which lung cancer has spread to the rib cage (the main vessels, diaphragm, trachea, aorta, superior vena cava, spine and ribs), the technique provides an opportunity for these patients after this was previously difficult. This is one of the most important features offered by the technology.

In addition to the possibility of eradication esophageal cancer ortrachea malignant tumors and metastatic carcinomas of the lungs and mesothelioma.

Complete treatment after thoracic surgery for lung cancer in Turkey

Performing such operations requires a great deal of knowledge and experience, especially for the correct diagnosis of the patient and whether it will require additional treatment through radiation, chemotherapy or CryotherapyIn addition to determining the techniques to be used during the operation, and the form of postoperative care necessary.

Tumor surgery also includes supportive treatment procedures, including emptying the fluid that may fill the lungs and preventing it from forming again, while preserving the lung membrane and preventing the accumulation of excess fluid in the chest cavity that may prevent the lungs from working properly, causing severe shortness of breath.

Thoracic surgery centers usually conduct multidisciplinary meetings to study patients' cases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best way to treat lung cancer is surgery if the cancer is in the early stages.

The cure rate for lung cancer, if detected in the early stages, sometimes reaches 100%.

The best way to treat benign lung tumors is to remove them by minimally invasive procedures such as robotics or endoscopy.

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