Trinity Medical Center I Dr. Marin Guentchev, MD, PhD

Chest (thoracic) surgery

What is thoracic surgery?

Thoracic surgery involves diagnosing and treating the diseases and trauma on the respiratory system and mediastinum. Organs subject of thoracic surgery are the chest wall, pleura, lungs, trachea and bronchi, mediastinum, diaphragm, and esophagus. Thoracic surgery requires in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, imaging, functional diagnostics, semi-invasive and invasive examinations, preoperative evaluation, postoperative care, intensive care, traumatology, oncology, and transplantology. Thoracic surgery includes all open, endoscopic, and video-assisted surgical intentions in children and adults.

What is a thoracic surgeon?

A thoracic surgeon is a doctor specializing in thoracic surgery. They deal with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries on the chest, respiratory system, and mediastinum. Thoracic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical means to treat diseases and injuries of the chest, respiratory system, and mediastinum. In their daily diagnostic and treatment activities, thoracic surgeries interact with specialists from other medical specialties: anesthesiologists, surgeons, radiologists, neurosurgeons, cardiac surgeries, and others.

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  • • Lung cancer

  • • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung

  • • Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery

  • • Surgery to reduce lung volume in emphysema

  • • Esophageal cancer

  • • Benign esophageal problems (including achalasia, benign tumors, and strictures)

  • • Reconstruction of the esophagus

  • • Gastroesophageal reflux



  • Medical tumors and diseases (including surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis)

  • • Mesothelioma

  • • Pleural diseases (including pneumothorax, infections and pleural effusion)

  • • Tumors of the chest wall

  • • Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

  • • Application in paralysis of the diaphragm

  • • Tracheal resection or stent insertion to narrow the airway

  • • Pulmonary transplantation in end-stage lung disease

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    Trinity Medical Center 117 Zaichar St /Ground floor/ /Konstantin Velichkov Metro Station/ BG-1309 Sofia, Bulgaria
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