The Department of Thoracic Surgery also provides world-class services in the hospital, which has all the necessary infrastructure equipment with fiberoptic and limited surgical intervention equipment that makes endoscopic surgery possible, pathology and other laboratory units using the latest generation imaging units from virtual bronchoscopy to PET-CT and current technology, which is extremely important for accurate diagnosis.
Surgical treatment of diseases of organs and tissues other than the heart that is located in the chest cavity is performed in the department.
Lung cancers, which maintain their first place in cancer-related deaths all over the world and have a proven direct relationship with smoking, are one of the areas where this department works most intensively.
The most effective option for the complete treatment of this disease and the significant extension of the life span of the patients is still the complete removal of cancer by surgical method. In Yeditepe University Hospital, which is equipped with advanced technological facilities, cancer can be diagnosed in the early period and treated completely endoscopically without compromising the principles of cancer surgery in open surgery or appropriate cases. Various stent applications and endoscopic airway opening treatments are performed to relieve complaints in patients who cannot be treated surgically.
In addition, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgery, which can cause pain, coldness, loss of sensation, and weakness in the arms due to vessel and nerve compression, is also performed in this section.
Outlined in the section:
● Pulmonary and main respiratory tract surgery and endoscopy,
● Congenital or acquired chest wall diseases,
● Diseases of the pleura, respiratory muscle (diaphragm), and thoracic cavity,
● Middle chest region (mediastinum) surgery,
● Movement disorders of the esophagus, benign and malignant tumors, hernia, and reflux-related diseases are treated.