Thoracic Surgery

The Henry Dunant Thoracic Surgery Department offers a multidisciplinary approach to chest malignancies (lung, pleural, mediastinal and esophageal cancer). Our constant collaboration with medical and radiation oncologists, respiratory therapists and other specialists assures a patient oriented approach for complex cases. In addition, with our expertise in advanced Thoracoscopic Minimally Invasive Techniques we can achieve superior outcomes with minimal discomfort.

Telephone: (+30)210-6972968

Call Center: (+30)210-6972000

Director: Zellos Lambros

Director: Laoutidis Georgios

Email: thorakoxeirourgiki@dunant.gr

Activities

Thoracic Surgical Oncology:

It treats:

  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Malignant and benign chest wall tumors
  • Malignant and benign mediastinal masses
  • Malignant and benign esophageal tumors
  • Malignant pleural and pericardial effusions

Inflammatory chest diseases

  • Lung abscess
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary echinococcosis
  • Pulmonary mycoses
  • Broncopleural fistula
  • Thoracic empyema
  • Mediastinitis
  • Esophageal perforation
  • Sternal osteomyelitis
  • Thoracic wall inflammations

Degenerative lung diseases

  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax

Chest injuries Can result from:

  • Rib fractures
  • Hemothorax
  • Pneumothorax
  • Hemopneumothorax
  • Intrathoracic hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary contusion

Benign esophageal diseases

  • Esophageal diverticula
  • Benign esophageal stricture
  • Diaphragmatic hernia

Thoracoscopic surgeryIt includes:

  • Thoracoscopic biopsy
  • Thoracoscopic drainage of pleural or pericardial effusions
  • Thoracoscopic thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic lung resection (Segmentectomy resection, Lobectomy)
  • Thoracoscopic resection of esophageal cysts or benign tumors

Thoracic wall

It concerns:

  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Hyperhidrosis in collaboration with the Dermatology Department

Equipment

Aiming in the best management and treatment of our cases, “Henry Dunant Hospital Center” has set up a model clinic similar to the specialized centers abroad consisting of:

  • Modern operating theaters
  • Thoracoscopic surgery equipment
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Blood Bank Department
  • Ancillary clinics necessary for thoracic surgery cases, such as: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Central pathology, Oncology

Innovations of the Thoracic Surgery Department

Today, thoracoscopic surgery, like laparoscopic surgery, offers equivalent oncologic efficacy with fewer complications and faster hospitalization and recovery. Thoracoscopic surgery includes:

  • Lung Segmentectomy, lobectomy
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Esophageal tumors

Since 2010, Henry Dunant Hospital Center has been the first center in Greece where advanced thoracoscopic techniques are applied, such as thoracoscopic lobectomy for the treatment of lung cancer.

Medical Staff