The Thoracic surgeon at RGCIRC deals with disease of the chest and provide surgical treatment for Lung cancer, Mediastinal tumor, Thymus tumor, Esophagus cancer, Chest wall tumor and other tumors within the chest and associated benign lung disease.
The department works in close coordination with Medical and Radiation Thoracic oncologist, Pulmonologist, Gastroenterologist, Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine Specialist and Pathologist to provide personalized care of thoracic disease.
The department continuously thrives to provide safe and patient friendly surgery by adopting techniques of Uniportal thoracoscopy, VATS and Da Vinci xi robotic system.
The Thoracic tumor board meeting provides multidisciplinary approach to thoracic cancer patients from care providers.
The tissue diagnosis and staging of any cancer is critical to starting treatment. Following tissue diagnosis procedure are available:
Optimal approach to cancer patients using Thoracotomy and minimally invasive technique with priority on complete tumor removal and survival.
As non cancerous lung and chest disease coexist we also provide services of general thoracic disease with emphasis on minimally invasive VATS, Robotic surgery.
As more and more thoracic cancer patients survive the department annually organizes Thoracic support group meet with participation from thoracic cancer care receivers and survivors to spread awareness about prevention, early detection and improving survival and social support.
Dr Darlong pioneered the advanced Nuss procedure in India for pectus deformity and introduced Pectus tunneloscopy and Moon bridge fixation technique. This is the only centre in India performing Nuss procedure and attracts people from India and globally.