The Thoracic Surgery Unit carries out surgical treatments of pathologies between the chest wall and the diaphragm, with the exception of surgery of major blood vessels, and heart or spinal column surgery.
The medical team of the Thoracic Surgery Unit carries out oncological surgical interventions of lung, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura. They also treat tracheal pathologies, thoracic injuries, pleural diseases, disorders of the autonomic nervous system or the thoracic duct.
The treatments by the specialists of the Thoracic Surgery Unit are always coordinated and concerted with the respective specialties, depending on the pathology. In some cases, they even establish interdisciplinary teams for the treatment of specific pathologies of the oesophagus or the spinal column.
In any case, minimally invasive procedures are carried out, as far as the surgical method permits it, in order to avoid surgical complications, and to encourage a fast recovery after the surgery.