Advanced Heart And Vascular Surgeries Now Have A Local Address
Thoracic surgery helps treat or manage diseases of the thorax (chest), lung or esophagus. Through a variety of procedures, Lexington Medical Center surgeons can address problems or diseases such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung failure or esophageal cancer.
Advanced thoracic surgeries including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) can be used to treat the following conditions or diseases:
- Lung Masses
- Esophageal Cancer
- Collapsed Lung
- Malignant Pleural Effusion
Under the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Travis, a board certified general and heart surgeon, Lexington Medical Center uses advanced techniques including minimally invasive surgery and performs the latest procedures to help patients recover function or recover from disease.
With Lexington Medical Center’s Duke Medicine affiliation, Midlands patients have access to the most advanced forms of therapy in the United States, all without ever leaving Lexington County.
During video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a surgeon makes several small cuts over your chest wall and passes a videoscope and other small tools through them. He or she then performs skilled procedures through these very small incisions with the help of videoscope images. VATS is an advanced minimally invasive technique that can help patients recover faster and with less downtime than other forms of surgery.