Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

My bro’s condition did not improve after chest tube..

Dr Raja Amin, cardiothoracic surgeon from KL is going to do VATS for him..

Hopefully everything will be alright then.. Take care..

Oh ya, there was another 30 years old man who got pneumothorax as well and underwent open surgery..

Guess how much when he was discharged after 5 days in hospital?

RM19,000!!!

What is VATS?

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in the chest.

During this surgery, one or more small incisions are made in the chest. A tiny fiber-optic camera (called a thorascope) is inserted through one incision, and surgical instruments are inserted through this or other small incisions. The thorascope transmits images of the inside of the chest on a video monitor, guiding the surgeon in maneuvering the instruments to complete the procedure.

VATS can replace a traditional thoracotomy, which uses one larger incision to gain access to the chest. The minimally invasive procedure typically results in less pain and faster recovery time for the patient, among other advantages for patients.

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About LWJ

A doctor in Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru (HSAJB).