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Throughout the years, I’ve compiled information and advice from experts in the medical field regarding a variety of health care topics. I’ve tried to cover a variety of relevant subjects to help educate you and your loved ones. However, if there’s still something unclear or you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Thoracic Surgery

February 2018

is the discipline of Surgery that treats diseases of the chest, other than cardiac diseases. It encompasses a wide variety of conditions, both malignant and benign.
Thoracic Surgery is surgery of the chest  and its contents: lungs, pleura (lining of the chest and lung), diaphragm and chest wall, as well s the space between the two halves, the mediastinum.
As a specialty it evolved because of the need to operate on patients with tuberculosis at the beginning of the 20th century; this is why, even today, many of the specialist centres for diseases of the chest are old sanatoria.
With the increase in the incidence of lung cancer and evolution in surgical in anaesthetic techniques after Wprld War 2, it evolved into  an Oncological Surgical discipline.

A Short List of Diseases and Interventions

February 2018

Lung

Pleura


Chest Wall


Mediastinum


Airways

How to prepare for your Consultation

February 2018

In order for me to be able to assess your case properly I will need access to all relevant medical information, the reason for a referral and all relevant imaging and tests. Please bring with you the referral letter from the healthcare professional referring you for treatment (if this has not been sent to us directly from your doctor), a copy of your medications prescription and any relevant information you have available.

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