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Chest Wall Surgery In Abu Dhabi


Chest wall trauma can be debilitating and painful. Our cardiothoracic surgery specialist Dr Taj Chowdhry offers care for all traumatic chest wall injuries (rib fracture, flail chest, sternal fracture). When it comes to Chest Wall Surgery in Abu Dhabi, he holds expertise in minimally invasive approaches and uses 3D printing and other novel techniques to improve healing and shorten recoveries.

Dr Taj specialises in the treatment of benign and malignant chest wall tumors, as well as post-operative reconstruction. He coordinates a team-based approach to treating these conditions with experts from other disciplines in order to maximize outcomes.

Chest Wall Surgery In Abu Dhabi

What is Chest Wall Surgery?

Chest wall surgery, also known as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) or thoracoscopic surgery, is a surgical technique used to treat various conditions affecting the chest wall and structures within the chest cavity. Unlike traditional open surgery, which requires a large incision, minimally invasive chest wall surgery involves making several small incisions and using specialized surgical instruments and a tiny camera (endoscope) to perform the procedure. This procedure is used to remove all or part of the soft tissue, cartilage, sternum, and/or ribs. Tumors, infection, radiation necrosis, and trauma are the most common reasons for chest wall resection and reconstruction in Abu Dhabi.

The surgery involves the usage of artificial bone or titanium rib plating to help rebuild the skeletal structure of your chest wall following resection. However, the decision to reconstruct the chest wall after resection will be based on the specific part affected, any cosmetic concerns, and the possibility of respiratory failure.

Conditions treated under Chest Wall Surgery

Some common conditions that can be treated with minimally invasive chest wall surgery include:

Pleural Effusion: Chest Wall Surgery in Abu Dhabi can be used to drain fluid that accumulates in the space between the chest wall and the lungs (pleural space) due to conditions like pneumonia, cancer, or heart failure.

Lung Lobectomy: Minimally invasive approaches are used to remove lung tissue for biopsy or to perform lung lobectomy, a procedure to remove a section of the lung affected by cancer or other conditions.

Thymectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the thymus gland, often used to treat myasthenia gravis or thymic tumors. Minimally invasive techniques can be employed for certain cases of thymectomy.

Mediastinal Tumor Resection: Minimally invasive surgery can be used to remove tumors located in the mediastinum, the central compartment of the chest.

Benefits of Chest Wall Surgery

Among several advantages of chest wall surgery, some of the following are listed down:

  • Smaller incisions: The surgical incisions are much smaller, resulting in less scarring and reduced post-operative pain.
  • Faster recovery: Chest wall resection and reconstruction in Abu Dhabi procedures lead to shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times compared to open surgery.
  • Reduced risk of complications: With smaller incisions and less tissue disruption, there is generally a reduced risk of infection and other surgical complications.
  • Improved visualization: The use of a tiny camera provides surgeons with a magnified and detailed view of the surgical site.
  • Less blood loss: Minimally invasive techniques can lead to reduced blood loss during surgery.
  • Can be used for biopsy purposes: Last but not least, minimally invasive techniques can be used to obtain tissue samples from the chest wall or structures within the chest cavity for diagnostic purposes.

However, not all chest wall conditions can be treated with minimally invasive approaches, and the choice of surgical technique depends on the specific diagnosis, patient characteristics, and the surgeon’s experience and expertise. In some cases, open surgery may still be necessary for more complex or extensive procedures. Patients should discuss their condition with a qualified thoracic surgeon to determine the most appropriate treatment approach for their specific case.

Dr Taj Chowdhry-
A skilled surgeon in Chest Wall Surgery in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Taj Chowdhry is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon specializing in chest wall surgery. He has performed numerous successful operations on patients with various types of chest wall deformities, utilizing the latest techniques to ensure that his patients can achieve their desired aesthetic results without compromising their quality of life.

With over 15 years of experience and dedication to providing the highest level of surgical precision, Dr Taj can guide patients well for those seeking treatment for any type of chest wall problem.

Get in touch with him if you are looking for a thorough professional for your cardiothoracic issues.