Thoracic Surgery Clinic



General Information

In the chest area, skin, muscles and bones (ribs or vertebrae), lungs and membranes, trachea, gullet, thymus glands, some vessels and nerves and adenoids as well as diaphragmatic pleura are located. Although the heart is involved in this area, cardiac surgical diseases are treated by the cardiac surgery branch. Also breast tissue is located in this area, however; breast tissue related diseases are also treated by general surgery specialists.

Lung cancer

Surgical treatment in early stages of lung cancer is very important. It is possible that a patient with a tumor that has been diagnosed early and appropriately removed can become completely free of cancer. The smaller the tumor is, the more likely the surgery will be successful. For 1 cm tumors this ratio is around 90 percent.

For this reason, it is essential, especially for smokers, to be checked once a year by x-ray, for early detection of lung cancer.

Chest Traumas (Injuries)

Fractures, hemorrhages, or organ injuries that occur in the chest area caused by firearms or sharp objects or happened in traffic accidents or falls, are treated by the thoracic surgery. While pain relief treatments at home are adequate for some fractures, hospitalized treatment is required in cases of bleeding and internal organ injuries.

Cystic Pulmonary Hydatiosis

It is quite common in our country. The treatment is possible with surgery. It is not malignant. It is mostly caused by parasitic eggs found in the furs of cats and dogs that are unvaccinated and grown in the village areas. It is not found in the animals living in the city or not eating raw meat or in pets.

Pleural Effusion (Pleurisy)

Depending on many lung and extrapulmonary disorders, fluid accumulation may occur in the chest cavity. Along with some extrapulmonary diseases, can be seen together with many lung diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma cancer and pneumonia. Surgical treatment is usually performed by extracting the fluid through a thin tube.

Regional Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Surgical treatment can be applied in cases such as excessive sweating in hand, armpit and face areas, and in excessive facial flushes. These people sometimes have experienced problems in their social lives and professional lives because of these complaints.

In this disease, which may be due to sympathetic hyperactivity, closed surgery (Video-Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy) is applied.

ETS, which was applied in two different sessions years ago as right and left, is now being carried in one session with 2 cm cuts on each side thanks to the development of anesthesia applications and the increase of surgical experience. After this surgery, the patients can go home the next day. Two days after the operation, they may return to work after.

Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)

Air accumulation in the chest cavity is caused when a bulla or air bubblein the lungtissue ruptures. It often happens spontaneously, when a person is resting. Pain and difficulty in breathing experienced in which side the problem occurs. In its treatment, air in the chest cavity is extracted with a wide drain, an underwater seal chest drainage system is applied. When no improvement with this treatment is observed , it is necessary to surgically close the ruptured site.


Although frequently seen in our country in recent years, this cancer type considered among the rare tumors, and it is a malignant tumor originating from lung, heart and abdominal organs. It reveals itself with fluid accumulation in the chest area. Often, occurs due to carcinogenic mineral exposure and mostly seen in pleura.

Pleurisy (Empyema)

Inflammation of the lungs and bronchi is a problem associated with the formation of a link in the gap between the bronchus and the lung membranes after surgery or inflammation of the remaining cavity. It is called empyema and requires appropriate antibiotic therapy together with surgical treatment.

Chest Deformities

The thoracic cage may show some abnormalities, especially in the anterior-middle part, with some congenital causes. The prominent ones are the collaption in the middle part of the thoracic cage and lump in thoracic cage. In both cases, surgical treatment is possible.

Diaphragmatic Hernia

This problem is a result of the internal organs getting into the chest cavity due to ruptures in membrane that seperates abdominal cavity and chest cavity caused by accidents, high falls, impacts or congenital causes. It is treatment is the surgery.