Thoracic or cardiothoracic surgery is a field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of the organs inside the chest (the thorax). A cardiothoracic surgeon generally treats condition of the heart and lungs. The Institute of Non Invasive & Invasive Cardiology offers a range of surgical treatment options from conventional open surgery to video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic video assisted thoracic surgery (RVATS). However, the institute specializes in the use of VATS and RVATS in treating thoracic conditions:

For decreasing pain and shortening the time to recovery for the patients
For improving patient results and long term benefit
For advancing surgical practice in the treatment of complex thoracic and late stage diseases procedures

Conditions & Diseases

The Institute provides diagnosis and surgical treatments of the diseases occur in the chest including esophagus, lungs, trachea, chest wall and mediastinum:

Lung Cancer- Diagnosis, staging and treatment of small cell and non-small cell lung cancers.

Esophageal Cancer- Excellent diagnosis, staging and treatment of cancer in the esophagus that connects mouth to the stomach.

Tracheal Disease- Tumors in the trachea (windpipe) are quite rare but often malignant.

Paraesophageal and Hiatal Hernias- Hiatal hernias are often seen in patients with GERD and commonly occur when parts of the stomach push through the diaphragm and into the chest.. Surgery is used for repairing hiatal hernias, specifically large, paraesophageal hiatal hernias.

Mediastinal Tumors- The center part of the chest outside of the heart, lungs and large blood vessels is called the mediastinum. The mediastinum contains connective and fatty tissue, lymph nodes and the thymus, an organ that is a part of the immune system.

Hyperhidrosis- Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating, commonly in the underarms, hands and face, without the usual triggers like exercise or stress.

Treatments

The Institute strives to improve the surgical treatment of disorders and conditions in the chest. Our highly trained surgeons make optimal utilization of latest technologies and partner with your primary care physician to integrate the finest surgical and follow up care into a comprehensive and effective treatment plan for you.

Minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery- Our excellent thoracic surgeons are experts in minimally invasive, video assisted thoracic surgery, and robotic video assisted thoracic surgery. They are up for treating the difficult to treat thoracic conditions such as last stage cancers and large tumors.

Cancer diagnosis and surgical treatments- we work at the forefront of thoracic care for providing the most advanced options in the staging, diagnosis and treatment of thoracic cancers.

We also provide surgical treatment for other Thoracic Conditions including:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Tracheal Stenosis
Barrett's Disease
Traumatic Rib Fractures
Myasthenia Gravis
Hyperhidrosis

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