Thoracic surgery encompasses those pathologies affecting the chest cavity: lung, pleura, mediastinum, ribs, diaphragm, esophagus, trachea, and any other structure located within this cavity, except the heart.
The most common of these pathologies is lung cancer. The disease is characterized by a lack of symptoms in early stages and is usually detected at advanced stages. For this reason, around 80% of patients are considered inoperable at time of diagnosis. However, this evaluation can change radically according to the interventionist criteria of the medical oncologist and the experience of the thoracic surgeon.
An experienced oncologist working with a first-rate thoracic surgery team is able to provide their patients with comprehensive medical and surgical treatment.