Esophageal Surgery – The esophagus is the thin walled tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. A portion of this tube may be causing you difficulty due to narrowing or a growth blocking the passage of food and liquids. Depending on what part of the esophagus is affected, all or part of your esophagus may be removed. How can I live with only a portion of my esophagus? What kind of tests do I have before I have surgery? What to expect after surgery? You’ll find the answers to your questions right here, at Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions.
Lung Resection & Biopsy – A lung biopsy is usually performed when a physician notices clinical symptoms or findings on a chest x-ray that are suspicious for lung cancer. A “biopsy” refers to sampling of lung tissue to determine if there is cancer present. A Lung Biopsy is usually performed by either Mediastinoscopy, or Video Assisted Thorascopy Surgery (VATS). If the biopsy is positive for lung cancer, a lung resection may be required as part of a treatment plan. If you have any questions regarding Lung Biopsy or Resection, please contact Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions today to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons.
Pleural Effusion Treatment – may be directed at removing the fluid, preventing it from accumulating again, or addressing the underlying cause of the fluid buildup. There are two main types of effusion: Transudative pleural effusions are caused by fluid leaking into the pleural space. This is caused by elevated pressure in, or low protein content in, the blood vessels. Exudative effusions usually result from leaky blood vessels caused by inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the pleura. This is often caused by lung disease. Only a specialist may diagnose your lungs and set up treatment. If you have any specific questions, or want to hear about the available treatments, please contact Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions for more information.
Video Assisted Thorascopy Surgery (VATS.) – is a term used to describe a minimally-invasive surgery performed through small incisions. During VATS, the surgeon uses small holes in the patients’ chest wall as a point of entry into the lung cavity. The surgeon will then pass a small camera (endoscope) through one of the holes to view the lungs. The advantage of VATS vs. regular surgery is the minimized time spent in the hospital, and less painful recovery from the surgical procedure. This surgery can be performed by one of our specialists, at Advanced Vein and Vascular Solutions.