The Birmingham Thoracic Surgery Services based at BMI Priory Hospital Birmingham provide comprehensive diagnostic and surgical management of all types of disorders affecting lungs, mediastinum and chest wall. These conditions include cancer, airway obstruction, chest wall deformities, infection and emphysematous lung disease. The emphasis is on holistic approach to treat patients with disorders of organs within the chest cavity. A number of these procedures are carried out using Video-assisted Thoracoscopic surgery a minimally invasive surgical technique to operate on organs within the chest. Following is list of a few of the procedures performed by surgeons of Birmingham Thoracic Surgery services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cervical mediastinoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Lung resection - part of lung or full lung
  • Treatment of Airway obstruction- stents and surgical resection
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction
  • Correction of Pectus deformities Nuss and Ravitch procedure
  • Surgery for pneumothorax
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Endobronchial valves
  • Decortications
  • Sympathectomy for excessive sweating
  • Lung cancer surgery.

Thoracic Oncology

The range of diagnostic tests and other services available in the Priory Oncology Centre include:

  • Pulmonary function test
  • Full cardiopulmonary exercise test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Chest computed tomography
  • Chest MRI
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Bronchoscopy and biopsy


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