Thoracic surgery - Further information
In the search for specialists in thoracic surgery you will find medical experts for treatment and surgical procedures in the speciality of thoracic surgery. You have lung cancer or subphrenic cancer and require an experienced thoracic surgeon? Here you will find selected specialists in thoracic surgery.
Specialist in thoracic surgery/thoracic surgeon
A thoracic surgeon is a specialist in operations for the treatment and diagnosis of diseases of the lungs, the bronchus, chest, trachea, diaphragmatic pleura and the diaphragm. The surgical treatment of all benign and malignant tumour disease of the lungs, the chest and the diaphragm represents the medical focus of the qualified thoracic surgeon. Lung and bronchial carcinoma, tumours of the mediastinum, trachea and chest wall are the most frequent types of thoracic surgery.
In addition to professional operative knowledge, thoracic surgeons also have knowledge about diagnostic procedures, as well as disease-related pre- and postoperative treatment. To become a specialist in thoracic surgery, a physician must complete six years of postgraduate training.
Therapeutic range of services of thoracic surgery
The therapeutic range of services of the thoracic surgeon comprises in particular percussion, imaging procedures, thoracocentesis, pleural puncture, thorax drainage, thoracotomy (opening the thorax), thoracic surgical treatments and interventions, minimally invasive operations (keyhole surgery), laser surgery, mediastinoscopy, video-assisted thoracoscopy, partial lung resections, lymphadenectomy and lung transplants.