What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder that produces a lot of unhappiness. An estimated 2%-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis) or of the palms and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperhidrosis). Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier,…

Chemical Pleurodesis for MPE (Malignant Pleural Effusion – Lung Fluid) and/or Chylothorax

Malignant pleural effusion is a common complication of primary and metastatic pleural malignancies. It is usually managed by drainage and pleurodesis, but there is no consensus as to the best method of pleurodesis. Since tetracycline, talc slurry, iodopovidone, and bleomycin achieved comparable success rates in studies, the drug availability and cost are important factors in…

Tracheal Stenosis (Narrowing): Tracheal Excision & Anastomosis Cervical Surgery (Trachea)

Tracheal surgery requires a highly specialized team of anesthesiologists, thoracic surgeons, and operative support staff. It remain a formidable challenge for surgeons due to the criticality connected to anatomical considerations, intraoperative airway management, technical complexity of reconstruction, and the potential postoperative morbidity and mortality. Interventional pulmonology treatments, such as mechanical dilatation, laser ablation and stenting…

Thoracic TRACHEA Surgery

Surgical procedures on the trachea have only been undertaken within the past 50 years. Knowing the unique blood supply of the trachea and how to reduce tension on any anastomosis are key to a successful outcome. Tracheal conditions requiring surgery usually present with shortness of breath on exertion, and preoperative evaluation involves computed tomography and…

Video-Assisted BULLECTOMY/PLEURECTOMY for Bullous/Amphysematous Lung Disease and PNEUMOTHORAX (Lung Collapse)

Bullous emphysema is defined as an expansion of the alveolar space with a diameter more than 1 cm and a wall thickness less than 1 mm.  Surgical resection of bullous emphysema is indicated for patients with symptoms related to the compression of giant bullae (usually >30% of hemithorax) or related complications, including infection, rupture, or…

Tracheal Stenting

A stent is a hollow tube that can be placed in your airway to open the narrowed area and help you breathe. A stent opening the narrowed area of an airway. The stent can be placed in either your trachea or your bronchi, depending where the narrow area is. The implantation of self-expandable stents is a minimally invasive method of managing benign tracheal…

Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES (Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PhD, f.e.t.c.s. / Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon / Istanbul –TURKEY) Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery SURGICAL PROCEDURES ICU Stay: No HOSPITAL Stay: 1 day (rarely 2 days) TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 2 Days GENERAL INFO Before Surgery Consultations…

Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Mediastinal Tumor/Cyst Surgery

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES (Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PhD, f.e.t.c.s. / Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon / Istanbul –TURKEY) Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Mediastinal Tumor/Cyst Surgery ICU Stay: 1 day HOSPITAL Stay: 5-6 days TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 14 – 16 Days GENERAL INFO Before Surgery…

Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Lung Biopsy/Wedge Resection

THORACIC (CHEST) SURGICAL PROCEDURES (Assoc. Prof. Erkan YILDIRIM, MD, PhD, f.e.t.c.s. / Thoracic & Lung Transplant Surgeon / Istanbul –TURKEY) Video-Assisted Minimal Invasive Chest Surgery: Lung Biopsy/Wedge Resection ICU Stay: No HOSPITAL Stay: 3-4 days TOTAL Stay in TURKEY (range in DAYS*; unless any other complications!): 5 – 7 Days GENERAL INFO Before Surgery Consultations…