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Lung surgeries have been performed with the “Closed Method”, i.e. “VATS”, in all elite centres for more than 20 years. Prof. Dr. Erdal Okur used the closed lung surgery in lung cancer surgery for the first time in Turkey, paving the way for lung cancer surgeries to be performed with the closed method.

Thoracic surgery deals with the follow-up and treatment of surgical procedures involving all tissues and organs in the thorax except the heart. Thoracic surgery specialists deal with all processes that involve the lung, which is the largest organ in the thorax, as well as the mediastinum located between the lungs, the diaphragm, the bones and muscles that make up the thorax itself, and the trachea and esophagus. Thoracic surgeons follow the surgical processes of the health problems included in these departments and operate with the appropriate surgical method if necessary.


When is lung surgery necessary?


Lung surgeries are included in the scope of thoracic surgery operations. If health problems that occur in all organs and tissues in the thorax, except the heart, cannot be treated with medication, they are treated with surgical intervention by thoracic surgery specialists.
The main diseases that fall within the field of thoracic surgery and are treated with surgery are as follows;

  • Lung Cancer,
  • Surgery for
  • Metastasis to the Lung,
  • Thymoma,
  • Mediastinal
  • Tumors,
  • Lung nodule,
  • Lung Cysts,
  • Pneumothorax,
  • Chest Wall
  • Deformities,
  • Bronchiectasis,
  • Mesotheliom,
  • Diaphragm
  • Diseases,
  • Trachea
  • Diseases

What are lung surgery methods?

Lung surgeries are performed in two ways.

– Open surgery of the lung (Thoracotomy)
– Closed surgery of the lung (Thoracoscopy

One of these is open surgery of the lung. In this method called thoracotomy, thoracic surgery diseases are operated by opening and entering into the chest cage.
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The other method of lung surgery is closed surgery, also known as thoracoscopy. This method, known as Video Thoracoscopy- VATS, constitutes one of the important treatment thresholds of thoracic surgery. It has many advantages over open lung surgery.

What is the success rate of lung surgeries?


How successful lung surgeries are is one of the most frequently asked questions by our patients. The biggest factor determining the success rate here is the cause of the disease (benign or malignant), the stage and location of the tumor, if any, the correct and successful surgical application, the correct selection of the surgical center and the correct postoperative care, and the age and general health status of the patient.

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