Surgery may be suggested or considered a necessary step to repair thoracic or vascular damage, either through a laparoscopic (through the abdomen) or thoroscopic (through the chest) approach. Whenever possible, surgeons will use a minimally-invasive technique which provides the most benefit to the patient with reduced recovery time both in the hospital and at home.
- Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS): Minimally-invasive thoroscopic (chest) surgery
- Angioplasty: Procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels
- Stenting/Stent Graft: Small tube placed in an artery or blood vessel to hold the structure open or support it
- Bypass Surgery: Surgery to bypass clogged arteries
- Vein Ablation: Used to treat enlarged veins that have trouble with their valves
- Open AAA Repair: Surgery to replace abnormal vessel with a graft made of synthetic material
- Endoluminal AAA Repair: Surgery using a metal mesh tube to help support the artery
With early diagnosis, thoracic and vascular surgeries are safe and widely successful in limiting the progression of disease or repairing damage. Recovery time varies between individuals and procedures.
Our surgeons are specially trained and highly skilled in the use of modern medicine's most advanced treatment options for thoracic and vascular conditions. These services are provided at PeaceHealth Medical Group Thoracic and Vascular Surgery