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Know about Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

  • Minimally invasive way to do surgery inside the chest using several small cuts (incisions) instead of one larger incision (open surgery).
  • It is used to remove lung tumor, remove any tissue or blood or pus in the lining of chest or any other procedure involving any organs in chest.
  • Complications include Air leak, Partially collapsed lung (atelectasis), Excessive bleeding, Pneumonia or any complications from anesthesia.
  • After the procedure, if you have any of these, go back to Hospital straightaway. Increasing pain, swelling around the wound, oozing, more phlegm, breathlessness, fever or any other severe symptoms.
  • Take adequate pain killers for pain after the procedure.