Department of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Procedures (VATS - Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)
Thoracic Procedures are speciﬁcally targeted towards Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Broncho Pleural Fistula, Bullectomies, Unilateral and Bilateral Bronchiectasis, Non Resolving Pneumonia, Decortication, Pleurectomy, Lung Biopsy in the treatment of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Esophageal disorders and Chest Trauma. Other common procedures include palliative surgery for effusion from any cause - Liver Cirrhosis, Chylothorax, Breast, GI and Lung Malignancy, Curative Surgeries - (Hemoptysis, Cavity, Abscess, MDRTB, Aspergilloma). Excision of all types of Mediastinal Tumours and Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis.
Mediastinoscopy is used to diagnose lymph nodes and masses in the entire Mediastinum (Central portion of Chest) with 100% accuracy. Useful in Lymphoma, Sarcoidosis, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Staging of Lung Cancer.
Pediatric Thoracic Surgery (Children)
Surgery for Empyema, Congenital Cystic Adenamatoid Malformation, Congenital Lobar Emphysema, Foreign body removal. etc are routinely performed.
Airway Stenting in Tracheal and Bronchial Stenosis
Rigid as well as ﬁber-optic Bronchoscopy along with Rigid Oesophagoscopy, are also available. Facility for AFB Culture and Drug Sensitivity Testing especially in MDRTB and Frozen Section are available which ensures immediate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
The Department is supported by an expert team of Consultants in Surgery, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Anesthesia, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Respiratiory Therapy, Microbiology, Pathology and Psychology.
An active patient support group allays the fears and doubts in the minds of patients. Smooth running of the Department is ensured by the Patient Co-ordinator.
Thus we are able to provide services on par with the best centers in the world.
Dr. Nasser Yusuf
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
MS, MCh, FIACS, FICC, FIAMS, FAGE