A benign lung tumour is a non-malignant growth absent of cancerous cells and does not metastasise to other body parts. If intervention is required, our surgeons at Neumark Lung & Chest Surgical Centre may perform uniportal video-assisted or robotic thoracic surgical procedures for benign lung tumour removal. It is important to discuss treatment options with a thoracic specialist to achieve the best possible clinical outcome.
Chest wall tumours refer to abnormal growths that manifest within the tissues or bones of the chest wall. These tumours can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours are non-life-threatening and incapable of spreading to other parts of the body. Malignant tumours, on the other hand, are cancerous and can potentially metastasize to other areas. If you are concerned about a mass or growth on your chest wall, it is important to speak with a lung and chest specialist for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.
Empyema thoracis is a pathological condition where, due to bacterial infections, pus builds up within the pleural space between the lung and inner chest wall. This disease is very serious and necessitates immediate treatment to prevent severe and permanent consequences. Early detection and management from a lung and chest specialist are key to minimise the risk of complications and achieve optimal health outcomes.
Led by Dr Harish Mithiran, Neumark Lung and Chest Surgery Centre’s multidisciplinary team specialises in lung cancer treatment with minimally-invasive surgery. We excel at uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (U-VATS) or robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) for lung cancer patients.
Lung volume reduction surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat certain severe forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), such as emphysema. Neumark surgeons use minimally invasive lung volume reduction surgery via uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (U-VATS) to remove the diseased lung tissue, allowing the remaining healthy tissue to expand and function more effectively.
Many types of tumours can manifest in the mediastinum. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), and located in the anterior, middle or posterior regions. Mediastinal tumours treatment to improve patient outcomes depends on the presentation of the disease as does the type of surgical intervention, which could be either video-assisted or robotic thoracic surgery.
Surgery for early-stage malignant pleural mesothelioma is one part of the treatment process for aggressive cancer in the lining of the lungs. By removing the cancerous tissue, Neumark’s thoracic surgeons work to achieve improved patient outcomes when combined with other treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Pectus excavatum, a condition characterised by inward displacement of the sternum and ribs, is a common deformity that affects both children and adults. While traditional surgical approaches for correcting the condition involve large incisions and extensive tissue dissection, minimally-invasive techniques at Neumark Surgery offer the potential for correction of the deformity with smaller incisions and minimal tissue disruption, minimising recovery time and surgical complications.
A pleural biopsy is a diagnostic procedure in which a small tissue sample is obtained from the pleural lining, the thin membrane surrounding the lungs and inner chest wall. It may be performed to diagnose the cause of pleural effusion fluid accumulation, pleural thickening, or a pleural tumour. The minimally-invasive pleural surgical procedure is generally considered safe with a low risk of complications.
Rib fractures come in various forms and require different forms of treatment. If the rib fracture is complex, our surgeons will carry out a surgical intervention through open reduction and internal fixation surgery to ensure the condition heals properly. Following surgery, patients must adhere to the prescribed rehabilitation protocol to ensure a safe recovery without incurring further damage to the rib cage.
For every person, a certain amount of sweating is necessary to regulate temperature and fulfil other bodies’ physiological needs. The condition can be inconvenient and impact the simplest of everyday tasks when it comes to palmar hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as ”sweaty palms”. Fortunately, a minimally-invasive, safe procedure can effectively — and permanently — treat sweaty palms.
A thymectomy is a surgical removal of the thymus gland, a small organ in the chest that plays a role in the immune system by developing T-lymphocytes. Neumark surgeons perform minimally-invasive robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to completely resect the gland.