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Thoracic Surgery And Surgical Anatomy

Thoracic Surgery And Surgical Anatomy

Dr R K Dewan Head of Department View Profile
  Thoracic Surgeon View Profile

About 500 major thoracic surgical procedures per year are carried out in the Department. The cases usually include surgery for complications of pulmonary tuberculosis and carcinoma lung in addition to other chest conditions. All types of major chest surgery like lung resections, decortication, thoracoplasty, video-assisted thoracic surgery and tracheal surgery are being done. Latest techniques like VATS, surgical staplers, harmonic scalpel, digital portable suction machine and tissue patch etc. are employed to obtain the best possible result.The experience here includes some of the most challenging lung resections. As most of the cardio-thoracic surgical centers in the country are engaged almost exclusively in cardiac surgery, facilities for general thoracic surgery are scarce. It has a wide referral base and the results are also comparable to international standards.

The Department is one of the only three sites accredited in the country to run a Super Specialist DNB Program in Thoracic Surgery. M.Ch. (CTS) trainee students from GB Pant Hospital, New Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Max Hospital are being posted on a regular basis in the department for training and teaching in thoracic surgery. Some surgeons from abroad have also worked in the department as observers. So far, trainees from Hungary, Bangladesh, Philippines, Afghanistan, Armenia, Nigeria, South Africa, Iraq, Egypt and Malaysia have visited the department in this capacity.

The department has a new operation theater complex which is fully equipped with latest equipments. The new operation theater complex has been renamed as ‘Dr. R.C. Jain Thoracic Surgery Center’ in the memory of our Founder Director Dr. R.C. Jain who passed away in 2011. Equipments under the care of Thoracic Surgery department are:

  1. Operation Theater Lights
  2. Electro Surgical Unit
  3. Electro Surgical unit for Bronchoscopic Procedures
  4. Rigid Bronchoscopy with accessories
  5. Video Fibrebronchoscope with accessories
  6. Ultra sound coagulation / Cutting system (Harmonic Scalpel)
  7. Surgical Instruments
  8. Thoracoscope and accessories
  9. Video Fibrothoracoscope
  10. Surgical Staplers and Tissue Patches (Disposables)
  11. Argon Beam Coagulation system


Operation Theater (Thoracic Surgery)