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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is minimally invasive surgery to access the chest cavity. Four small incisions are made for a thin instrument with a video at the end (thoracoscope) and three surgical instruments, without the need to spread the ribs as in a traditional or open thoracotomy.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery:

  • Early-stage lung cancer (small tumors)
  • Thymectomy (removal of the thymus gland)
  • Pulmonary blebs
  • Pulmonary bullae
  • Pulmonary atelectasis (collapsed lung tissue)
  • Removal of blood clots (hemothorax)
  • Inflate a collapsed lung (pneumothorax)

Non-Surgical Options: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery:

Other Surgical Options: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery may include:

Procedure Complications: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Possible surgical complications of Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good with few complications.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: Four to six weeks.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) include:

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