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Thoracic Oncology Services

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.

THORACIC ONCOLOGY DIAGNOSIS AND STAGING UNDER ONE ROOF

The tissue diagnosis and staging of any cancer is critical to starting treatment. Following tissue diagnosis procedure are available:

  • Ultrasound guided biopsy / CT guided biopsy / PET guided biopsy
  • Bronchoscopic biopsy
  • Endo-Bronchial Ultra Sound [EBUS] guided biopsy / Radial Probe guided EBUS biopsy [RP-EBUS]
  • Upper GI endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultra Sound [EUS] for esophageal / food pipe cancer
  • Whole body PET scan
  • DOTANOC scans for Carcinoid tumor
  • Video-Mediastinoscopy / Thoracoscopy lung biopsy
  • Molecular biology test [EGFR/ALK/ROS/MET]

THORACIC ONCOLOGY SURGERY SERVICES

Optimal approach to cancer patients using Thoracotomy and minimally invasive technique with priority on complete tumor removal and survival.

  • Thoracotomy / Thoracoscopy for lung / Robotic lung cancer surgery
  • Lobectomy / Bilobectomy / Pneumonectomy with Radical mediastinal nodal dissection
  • Sleeve resection of lung – Emphasis on lung preservation
  • Thoracoscopic Metastasectomy
  • VATS / Robotic for mediastinal tumor
  • Sternotomy for Mediastinal disease / Germ cell tumor/ thymoma / neurogenic tumor
  • Chest wall tumor removal and reconstruction
  • Mesothelioma surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Decortication / Pleurodesis
  • Robotic lobectomy-lung surgery / Robotic Thymoma / Robotic esophagus surgery
  • Tracheal tumor / Tracheal stenting

THORACIC GENERAL SURGERY SERVICES

As non cancerous lung and chest disease coexist we also provide services of general thoracic disease with emphasis on minimally invasive VATS, Robotic surgery.

  • Decortication / Pleural effusion / Empyema
  • Complex aspergilloma surgery
  • Pneumothorax / Bullous lung disease and complication
  • Hydatid lung
  • Mediastinitis / Thoracic duct ligation

THORACIC SUPPORT GROUP

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.

PECTUS DEFORMITY SURGERY / NUSS PROCEDURE

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.

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