Thoracic & General surger

VATS/Open Lobectomy in Dubai at DRHC

Overview of VATS/Open Lobectomy

Lobectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one of the lobes of the lungs, often performed to treat lung cancer or other serious lung conditions. At DRHC Dubai, we offer both Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy and open lobectomy, ensuring that patients receive the most appropriate treatment based on their specific medical needs. Our experienced thoracic surgeons use the latest techniques and technology to provide the highest quality of care.

Conditions Treated with VATS/Open Lobectomy

Lobectomy is commonly performed to address the following conditions:

  • Lung Cancer: Removal of cancerous lobes to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Benign Lung Tumors: Surgical removal of non-cancerous growths that may cause symptoms or complications.
  • Infections: Severe, chronic infections that do not respond to medical treatment.
  • Trauma: Damage to lung tissue that requires surgical intervention to restore lung function.

VATS Lobectomy Procedure

VATS lobectomy is a minimally invasive procedure involving the following steps:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is administered general anesthesia to ensure comfort and immobility during the surgery.
  2. Incisions: Several small incisions, typically 1-3 cm in length, are made in the chest wall.
  3. Insertion of Thoracoscope: A thoracoscope (a small camera) and surgical instruments are inserted through the incisions, allowing the surgeon to visualize and access the lung.
  4. Lobectomy: The surgeon carefully removes the affected lobe of the lung.
  5. Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures or staples, and a chest tube may be placed to drain any remaining fluid or air.

Open Lobectomy Procedure

Open lobectomy, also known as thoracotomy, involves a more extensive approach:

  1. Anesthesia: The patient is administered general anesthesia.
  2. Incision: A large incision is made in the chest wall to provide direct access to the lung.
  3. Lobectomy: The surgeon removes the affected lobe of the lung.
  4. Closure: The incision is closed with sutures or staples, and chest tubes are typically placed to drain fluid and air.

Benefits of VATS Lobectomy

VATS lobectomy offers several advantages over traditional open surgery:

  • Minimally Invasive: Smaller incisions result in less pain, reduced scarring, and faster recovery times.
  • Shorter Hospital Stay: Patients typically experience shorter hospital stays compared to open surgery.
  • Lower Risk of Complications: The minimally invasive nature of VATS reduces the risk of infection and other postoperative complications.

When Open Lobectomy is Necessary

Despite the benefits of VATS, open lobectomy may be necessary in certain situations:

  • Complex Cases: Patients with extensive disease or complicated anatomical structures may require open surgery.
  • Surgeon's Discretion: Based on intraoperative findings, the surgeon may decide that open lobectomy is the safer option.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai for Lobectomy?

At DRHC Dubai, our thoracic surgery team is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. Here’s why patients choose us:

  • Experienced Surgeons: Our thoracic surgeons are highly skilled and have extensive experience in performing both VATS and open lobectomy.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest thoracoscopic and surgical equipment to ensure precise and effective treatment.
  • Comprehensive Care: From diagnosis to postoperative follow-up, our multidisciplinary team provides comprehensive care tailored to each patient's needs.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction, ensuring a supportive and compassionate environment throughout the treatment process.

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