Thoracic Surgery

Are you suffering with thoracic concerns?

Call our friendly team to arrange a consultation with one of our top UK Thoracic Specialists today.

What is Thoracic Surgery?

Thoracic Surgery is the branch of medicine focusing on the conditions relating to the heart, lungs, oesophagus and major blood vessels. Approximately 80% of thoracic surgery involves surgery for some sort of cancer however a lot of thoracic surgery helps people with diseases that are not cancer related.

Common thoracic surgery procedures include:

  • Pneumonectomy - the removal of part of the lung affected by neoplasm
  • Oesophagectomy – removal of part of the oesophagus affected by a tumour
  • Bronchoscopy – examination of the lungs
  • Lung transplant

Our Thoracic Surgery specialists

Our thoracic surgery specialists are some of the leading consultants in their field and are here to provide you with the best thoracic care of the highest quality. We treat a wide range of conditions affecting the heart and vessels such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation, congenital malformations and thoracic aortic aneurysms.

When would you need to see a thoracic surgeon?

You may want to see a thoracic surgeon if you’ve been struggling with conditions relating to the chest for example symptoms like:

  • Chest pain in your arms, shoulders, neck and jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Severe heartburn or acid reflux

Thoracic Surgery FAQs

After surgery your chest may hurt and be swollen for up to 6 weeks and it is common to feel tired for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. However you may feel other symptoms for example itching, numbness or tingling around the incision for up to approximately 3 months.

A thoracic incision is an incision made on the thorax which is the chest to get access to the lungs and chest wall.

Getting an appointment with a thoracic surgeon can be troublesome as you may have to go through a GP and wait for a referral. Luckily, at Alliance Health Consultant, you can get rapid access to a thoracic expert by calling 0808 178 1289 or contacting No GP referral is needed and we have a database of over 2,000 NHS medical consultant experts at hand to help you get seen quickly and easily.

The great thing about Alliance Health Consultant is that you do not need a GP referral to get yourself an appointment with our expert medical consultants. We aim to provide a fast an affordable, yet easily accessible approach to healthcare, ensuring you get the help you need with ease.

There are no lengthy waiting times to see our consultants and we pride ourselves in finding you the right medical consultant first time.

We have supported over 200,000 Alliance Health patients through their treatment journey and have a database of over 2,000 NHS consultants so you can rest assured you are in good hands.

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