Chest surgery

Chest surgery is concerned with diseases of the chest wall and organs located within the chest cage, with the exception of the heart and aorta. Generally this involves invasive procedures for (bronchial, mediastinal) tumours within the chest cage, but also diseases of the pleural tissue (chest lining) or lungs (emphysema). Laser surgery can also be used to treat constrictions of the airway due to tumours. In addition, the airway can be kept open with artificial devices.