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1. What is the recovery time for Thoracoscopy?

2. How long does it take to complete Thoracoscopy?

3. Is Thoracoscopy a major procedure or minor procedure?

4. What are the advantages of Thoracoscopy?

5. Can Thoracoscopy be detected in future?

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Thoracoscopy?

Thoracoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure often performed to evaluate and examine the internal organs of the thoracic cavity. Thoracoscopy is performed when previous imaging or diagnostic tests have failed to clearly diagnose the current medical condition of the patient. Thoracoscopy can also be performed to collect tissue samples for biopsy or surgically remove any benign tumors present in the chest cavity.


What are the advantages of Thoracoscopy?

Few of the advantages of Thoracoscopy are:

  1. Minimally invasive
  2. Detection of cancers and tumors
  3. Can collect tissue samples


What are the indications of Thoracoscopy?

Few of the indications of Thoracoscopy are:

  1. Abnormal or suspicious tissue area seen in the chest region
  2. Imaging and X-ray tests are not clear
  3. Mesothelioma
  4. Lung cancer
  5. Pneumonia
  6. Pulmonary Edema


Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Thoracoscopy?

A certified and trained Cardiothoracic Surgeon or a Thoracic Surgeon or a Pulmonologist who is well experienced in performing thoracoscopy can perform this procedure.


What is the cost of Thoracoscopy?

Minimum cost for Thoracoscopy in India starts from Rs. 1,42,000

Average expenses for Thoracoscopy in India is approximately Rs. 2,20,000

Maximum amount to be paid for Thoracoscopy in India rises up to Rs. 3,30,000

Cost of Thoracoscopy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.


Is Thoracoscopy a major procedure or minor procedure?

Thoracoscopy can either be a major or minor procedure depending on the diagnosis and the health condition of the patient.


What are the risks and complications associated with Thoracoscopy?

Few of the risks and complications associated with Thoracoscopy are:

  1. Infection
  2. Bleeding
  3. Leakage of air from the lungs
  4. Fluid accumulation within the chest cavity
  5. Formation of blood clots or blocked blood vessels


How long does it take to complete Thoracoscopy?

On average, Thoracoscopy may take around 2- 4 hours and longer depending on the health condition of the patient.


What is the recovery time for Thoracoscopy?

People who undergo thoracoscopy may take around 5-15 days to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Thoracoscopy?

The success rate of Thoracoscopy depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon/doctor
  4. Type of procedure performed

However, the success rate of thoracoscopy can be 95%.


Is Thoracoscopy  Permanent?

Thoracoscopy is a diagnostic procedure and is often temporary as the devices used to visualize the thoracic organs would be removed upon the completion of the procedure.


Can Thoracoscopy be detected in future?

Thoracoscopy is a diagnostic procedure and cannot be detected in the future.