A remarkable feature of Manipal Hospital Dwarka, the best pulmonology hospital in Delhi, is the dedicated & exclusive Chest Surgery (also known as Thoracic Surgery) Department dealing with diseased or injured organs of the chest. Chest surgery includes all the organs inside the chest except the heart. Precisely the disorders of the lungs and esophagus (food pipe) and trachea (windpipe) comes under it. Lung cancer, emphysema, LVRS for advanced COPD, complications of lung tuberculosis and chest trauma are some of the many clinical indications for chest surgery. The department is famous for successfully managing patients with chest injuries including injuries of the heart. Dept is also one of few in Northern India to undertake minimally invasive thoracic surgery (Keyhole surgery). Apart from diagnostic mediastinoscopy and thoracoscopy, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is routinely done for a wide variety of diseases inside the chest cavity. A sample list of operations done using VATS include lobectomy, Bullectomy, decortication, pleurectomy, Ablation of hemothorax, Ablation of empyema thoracic, Thymectomy, Wedge resection of the lung, Esophageal myotomy, Lung biopsy, Pleural biopsy, excision of mediastinal tumours, mediastinal lymph node dissection, pericardial biopsy etc.
Chest surgeons at Manipal Hospital are the best thoracic surgeon in Delhi who works in close association with other specialists to provide you with comprehensive care. Some of the specialists commonly consulted during the course of managing chest surgical patients are chest physicians, gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists. We have a team of good pulmonologist in Delhi who is personalized to your individual needs and includes respiratory physiotherapists and physical and occupational therapists. Having all of this under one roof means your care is optimized right from the beginning till discharge and continues to rehabilitation. No time is wasted in preoperative evaluation while coordinating various consultations and investigations.
Treatment & Procedures
Thoracic surgery involves surgery on all parts of the chest which includes the chest wall, the contents of the chest (the mediastinum) and the lungs but excludes the heart.
Key Hole Lung Biopsy
Keyhole Pleural biopsy
Spiral CT scan
Whole-body PET-CT scan
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Chest wall reconstruction
Surgery for Lung Tuberculosis
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (Key hole surgery)
Tracheal surgery (wind pipe narrowing & tumours)
Foreign Body in Airways
In cooperation with other departments, complete diagnostic work-up of chest surgical patient is done in-house including pulmonary function test, pulmonary angiography, bronchoscopy (both rigid & video-assisted), spiral CT scan with 3-D reconstruction, MRI, PET-CT scan, Arterial blood gas analysis etc
Operations are done in most modern modular operation theatres equipped with all support equipment and manned by highly trained anesthesiologists backed by expert technical staff.
Robotic surgery is carried out on the latest DaVinci Xi system that results in less postoperative pain and earlier discharge thus indirectly reducing the cost to the patient.
Manipal Hospital is one the Best chest hospital in Delhi where Excellent postoperative care is provided in a modern intensive care unit installed with state-of-art monitoring equipment, ventilators and round-the-clock availability of trained intensivists.
Most common indications for chest surgery: