Surgical treatment of diseases affecting the chest such as heart and Lung disease.
- Coronary artery bypass graft
Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen).
- Aortic valve replacement
Aortic valve disease is when you cannot completely control the amount of blood flowing in and out of your heart as one of the valves is not working.
- Mitral valve surgery
Surgery to replace or repair the mitral valve in the heart.
A thoracoscopy is a procedure to look for any problems in the space between your lungs and ribcage (called the pleural space) using a special telescope.
- Pleural biopsy and drainage
A pleural biopsy involves removing a small piece of tissue from the lining of your chest.