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Dr. Sujit Chowdhary is a leading Pediatric Urologist in Delhi-NCR. He currently serves as the Senior Consultant for Pediatric Urology and Pediatric Neurosurgery at the prestigious Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi since 2005. Dr. Sujit has professional experience of over 25 years in the field of Pediatric Urology with absolutely zero complaints.

Thoracoscopic surgery

What is Thoracoscopic surgery in children ?

It is very rare for a child to undergo lung treatment but it does happen. Thoracoscopic surgery is recommended for kids and infants who are suffering from a lung ailment. In Thoracoscopic surgery, a thoracotomy tube is inserted into the chest's pleural cavity to reach a child’s heart, lungs and oesophagus. It is an emergency procedure performed to heal or remove the abnormal growth in the chest cavity.

It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that puts the child at ease in this surgery.

How to know if my child needs to go for Thoracoscopic surgery ?

There are certain situations that we consider the ideal scenarios for Thoracoscopic surgery. These become necessary in very rare circumstances like:

  • If the child suffers from constant breathing ailment.
  • A sudden case of fluid retention in the lungs keeps on happening again and again.

Why should my child have Thoracoscopic surgery ?

It is the most invasive form of surgery that is made possible with technological advancements. We suggest Thoracoscopic surgery because of benefits like:

  • It is painless.
  • Smaller incisions.
  • Always performed under general anaesthesia.
  • The recovery time is quicker.

How is Thoracoscopic surgery performed ?

This is the aptest surgery for young kids and infants as it’s the least invasive than the traditional form of surgery. In Thoracoscopic surgery, we only use specifically designed instruments which is a small tube with a camera and light on one end.

  • A small trocar tube is placed through a small incision in the lower shoulder blade.
  • A C02 is pumped into the chest cavity which separates the body wall from the organs.
  • And the surgeon inserts the Thoracoscope through which the surgeon sees inside the lungs and performs the operation internally.
  • After the surgery, Two tubes are inserted while one drains out the excess fluid build-up from the chest. The other tube supplies the medicine in liquid form to quicken the healing.

When is it most recommended ?

It is not a major surgery but we recommend it if a child suffers from ailments like:

  • Abnormal growth or tumour in the lungs.
  • Removing the cyst from the chest.
  • Repairing the Diaphragm.
  • Removing the blood clot from the lungs.


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