Thoracoscopy

Thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and today it has become established as a standard intervention for diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the chest cavity.
The development of special endoscopic instruments for surgery and the progress in video camera systems allow the surgeon and the operating-room team to visualize complex operations in the thorax.

Areas of application

Diagnosis:
For clarification of findings in the pleural cavity, pleura and peripheral parts of the lungs
Surgery:
For operations on the pleura, the lungs, the thoracic spinal column or the mediastinum

Advantages

  • Small port with minimal postoperative trauma
  • Lung function of patients significantly less restricted
  • Low level of pain
  • Shorter stay in hospital
  • Reduced postoperative recovery phase


Diagnostic thoracoscopy
Implementation with the single-puncture technique with a small-lumen instrument set. The Mini-Thoracoscopy Set for the single-port technique forms the basis for diagnostic thoracoscopy.

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Is a further development in thoracoscopy and it has become established in the diagnosis and therapy of diseases in the thorax. This method has become established as the standard in a large number of technically demanding interventions with many departments of thoracic surgery.

In contrast to single-port thoracoscopy, the surgeon works with several ports and a number of instruments at the same time. This approach gives surgeons several options, such as resection of an specific area of the lung.