A thoracic procedure refers to a surgical procedure that is performed on the organs and structures within the thoracic (chest) cavity. This can include procedures done on the lungs, heart, esophagus, diaphragm, and other related structures.
Some common examples of thoracic procedures include:
– Thoracotomy: This is a surgical incision made in the chest to access the organs within the thoracic cavity.
– Lobectomy: The surgical removal of a lobe of the lung.
– Pneumonectomy: The surgical removal of an entire lung.
– Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery: A procedure to bypass blocked or narrowed coronary arteries to restore blood flow to the heart.
– Esophageal surgery: Surgical procedures to treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as esophageal cancer or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
These are just a few examples, and there are many different types of thoracic procedures depending on the specific condition being treated. It is important to consult with a medical professional for more information and guidance regarding any specific thoracic procedure.