General thoracic surgery refers to all non-cardiac procedures performed within the thorax, otherwise known as the chest cavity. This includes surgery on the lungs, the pleural cavity, the esophagus and associated organs such as the thymus and the thyroid.
American Physicians Network (APN) helps patients find and access affordable General Thoracic Surgery with surgeons who have received their country’s highest standard of certification and completed extensive training, including advanced fellowships. APN can work with you to help you understand your treatment options.
Health Travel General Thoracic Surgery Options
In the United States, a shortage of thoracic surgeons means procedures are often performed by general surgeons, who have had less than six weeks training in the specialty. Surgeons in the international APN network are all thoracic surgeons.
Lung Cancer Surgery
This surgery removes the tumor along with some surrounding lung tissue. Commonly used surgical approaches are video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and a thoracotomy. Uniportal provides a less invasive and traumatic alternative.
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
For patients with lungs damaged by severe COPD, including emphysema, lung volume reduction surgery removes the affected area, allowing the remaining lungs to function more efficiently.
This surgery removes of all or part of your thyroid gland and is primarily used to treat thyroid cancer, goiters, and overactive thyroid.
Thymectomies For Cancer or Myasthenia Gravis
This operation removes the thymus, a gland behind your sternum that plays an important role in the immune system. When a thymoma, or tumor, develops on the thymus it can sometimes be cancerous and it also plays a role in myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disorder.
Removal of all or part of the esophagus, or an esophagectomy, is the primary surgical treatment for esophageal cancer. Some esophagectomies are performed with minimally-invasive surgery using laparoscopy or through robot-assisted surgery.
HITHOC Cancer Treatment
HITHOC, hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy, is a new cancer treatment where heated chemotherapy is applied to the chest cavity to treat metastatic lung and pleural cancers.
How Much Does General Thoracic Surgery Cost?
General Thoracic Surgery costs are determined by many factors including the type of the procedure and travel costs to the location where the surgery is performed.
If you are a good candidate for General Thoracic Surgery, APN will work with you to identify affordable treatment so you can select the option that is best for you.
Is Medical Tourism Safe When Used for General Thoracic Surgery?
The thoracic surgeons affiliated with APN are recognized as experts in their field and are committed to ensuring the highest level of patient care.
General Thoracic Surgery patients have the best surgical outcomes when the procedure is performed at a high-volume specialty center, like those affiliated with APN.
The medical professionals at APN can help you determine if you are a good candidate for General Thoracic Surgery as well as help you understand your treatment options when traveling for this surgery.
If you are looking for excellent care at an affordable price, contact APN online or request a free Preliminary Patient Consultation for General Thoracic Surgery today!