REPAIR OF PECTUS EXCAVATUM
The Nuss procedure is a minimally invasive technique for repair described by Nuss in 1998. The team at Osler was fortunate to visit Dr. Nuss in South Carolina many years ago. This method of repair involves the placement of a stainless- steel bar within the chest under the ribs. The bar is passed behind the sternum and through the chest. It is “flipped” into a convex position to push the sternum outwards.
REPAIR OF HIATUS HERNIA
Between your chest and your abdomen, there is a large, flat muscle called the diaphragm. One of its functions is to separate your chest from your abdomen, and keep everything where it belongs! There is a small hole in your diaphragm called the esophageal hiatus that allows the esophagus to connect with your stomach. Hiatal hernias occur when the opening of the diaphragm becomes enlarged, allowing the stomach or other abdominal organs to protrude into the chest.
ENDOSCOPIC THORACIC SYMPATHECTOMY
Although this section is written for our patients, we appreciate that those considering surgery for their hyperhidrosis want to be as informed as possible before deciding whether to proceed. We, therefore, encourage you to visit our Physician Portal for a more detailed discussion on sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis.
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus.
The esophagus is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. The wall of the esophagus is made up of several layers of tissue, including mucous membrane, muscle, and connective tissue. Esophageal cancer starts on the inside lining of the esophagus and spreads outward through the other layers as it grows.
Minimally Invasive Lobectomy
The two most common types of lung cancer are Small Cell and Non-Small Cell lung cancer. Signs of non-small cell lung cancer include a cough that doesn't go away and shortness of breath. Signs of more advanced cancer include hoarseness, severe headaches, new bone pain. Non-small cell lung cancer treatment depends on stage. Stage 1 and 2 lung cancer is frequently treated with surgery, whereas stage 3 and 4 is most often treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
Understanding the anatomy of your lungs before and after surgery.
Understand the process a patient goes through when they suspect they have lung cancer.