General Surgery Patient Education Center

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Chest and Lung Treatments

Bronchoscopy   Mediastinoscopy: Lymph Node Biopsy

Bronchoscopy

Details common diagnostics (FNA and thoracentesis) for suspected lung problems, including masses, infections and diseases. Covers risks, complications, recovery, when to call the doctor and getting your test results.

 

Mediastinoscopy: Lymph Node Biopsy

Details mediastinoscopy to biopsy lymph nodes and diagnose lung problems. Covers risks and complications, pre- and post-op instruction, recovery, and when to call the doctor. Also discusses test results.

Thoracic Percutaneous Biopsy   Thoracoscopy

Thoracic Percutaneous Biopsy

Discusses two methods to biopsy lung tissue or fluid: Fine needle aspiration or thoracentesis. Covers causes and symptoms, preparation, patient experience, risks and complications, and when to call the doctor.

 

Thoracoscopy

Overview of the thoracoscopy procedure, including risks, complications and when to call the doctor. Evaluation (imaging, biopsy, lung function tests) and treatment option information helps you know what to expect.

Thoracotomy   VATS: Lung Biospy

Thoracotomy

Overview of the thoracotomy procedure, including risks, complications and when to call the doctor. Evaluation (imaging, biopsy, lung function tests) and treatment option information helps you know what to expect.

 

VATS: Lung Biospy

Details video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to diagnose lung masses and diseases. Covers risks and complications, pre- and post-op instruction, recovery, and when to call the doctor. Also discusses test results.