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Thoracic surgery

Introduction

Thoracic surgery department diagnose and treat the diseases of organs such as heart, lung, throat, aorta, mediastinum, diaphragm, windpipe, etc. which are located in thoracic area. These thoracic organs are very important organs to maintain one’s life, therefore, thoracic surgery department has professional techniques, knowledge and cutting edge medical facilities and treat patient’s disease operatively and its treatment areas are adult heart department where cure acquired heart valves disease, coronary artery disease and aortic disease, pediatric heart department where cure congenital heart disease and general thoracic department where treat lung, throat, mediastinum, diaphragm, windpipe, etc. and cancer. . Moreover, it takes charge of treatment and operation for various diseases such as thoracoscope operation, excessive sweating operation, etc., and currently have 3 professors, 2 exclusive nurses and 1 extracorporeal perfusionist who participate in treatment and operation.

Main diseases

Heart valves disease (aortic valve, mitral valve, tricuspid valve, pulmonary valve), coronary artery disease, aorta disease, heart tumor, interauricular septal defect, lung cancer, throat cancer, pneumothorax, thoracic empyema, hemothorax, diaphragmatic hernia, thymoma

Main operation

Valve replacement, coronary artery bypass surgery, pericardiotomy, aorta replacement, septal congenital defect suture, lung cancer operation, pneumothorax operation, thoracoscope operation, herniotomy, pulmonary decortication, etc.

Main treatments

  • Echocardiography
  • CT
  • Bone scan
  • Coronary angiogram
  • PET-CT

Others

We have aortic disease clinic, valves disease clinic, coronary arteries clinic, pneumothorax clinic, etc.

Medical team

Professor Lee Seok Ki, Professor Seo Hong Ju, Professor Ryu Sang Wan