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.
There are certain situations that we consider the ideal scenarios for Thoracoscopic surgery. These become necessary in very rare circumstances like:
It is the most invasive form of surgery that is made possible with technological advancements. We suggest Thoracoscopic surgery because of benefits like:
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.
It is not a major surgery but we recommend it if a child suffers from ailments like:
n traditional lung surgery, the cuts are larger in size and the whole process is very painful. But such is not the case with Thoracoscopic surgery as it’s minimal and the child will sleep through the whole surgery. The recovery time is quicker too in this surgery than the traditional surgery.
This surgery usually takes around two to three hours and the kid may need to spend a little time in the hospital for a full recovery. The full extent of surgery depends on the gravity of the ailment which afflicts the lungs hence always choose this.