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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.

What is a Thymectomy?

Thymectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the thymus gland, which is a tissue located under the breast bone (sternum), between your lungs and in front of the heart. The thymus gland produces immunity for our bodies until puberty. After puberty, the thymus slowly shrinks and becomes replaced by fat.


What are my surgical options for a Thymectomy?

Neumark surgeons perform thymectomies via minimally invasive surgery, either via robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). The surgeon will identify the Thymus gland and perform a complete resection of the gland.

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