Thoracic Surgery Unit

Thoracic Surgery at BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital deals with non-cardiac thoracic diseases. The main emphasis is on diagnosis and treatment of thoracic lesions which are suspected or diagnosed malignant neoplasms. Thoracic Unit has three operating days/ week. Thoracic unit as a separate division was established on 4, dec 2006. A separate Thoracic ward was opened in year 2009. The Thoracic Surgery Unit and its faculty provide operative, perioperative, and critical care for all diseases of the thorax, including:

  • Early and locally advanced lung cancer
  • Pretreatment staging of thoracic neoplasms
  • Miniminally invasive surgery (MIS) including VATS and advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Gastroesophageal Junction tumors
  • Management of complex esophageal diseases (complications of gastroesophageal reflux, neuromotor diseases, etc.)
  • Tracheal tumors and airway management
  • Malignant pleural and pericardial effusions
  • Mesothelioma and other malignant pleural diseases
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Others
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