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FAQs on Decortication Surgery

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2. What are the advantages of Decortication?

3. What is the cost of Decortication?

4. Is Decortication major surgery or minor surgery?

5. What is Decortication?

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Decortication?

Upon recurrent infection of the lungs and the respiratory system, a thick fibrous layer of tissue would get formed around the lungs, which restricts and does not allow the lungs to expand freely. To restore the normal lung functioning, the fibrous layer is needed to be removed and the process of the surgical removal of the fibrous layer covering the lungs is called Decortication.


What are the advantages of Decortication?

The following are the advantages of Decortication:

  1. Improves the breathing ability
  2. Treats chronic lung diseases that are not responding to the medications
  3. The quality of the patient’s life is improved
  4. Improves the health condition of the patient


What are the indications of Decortication?

Decortication is indicated in the following conditions:

  1. Tuberculosis
  2. Pulmonary fibrosis
  3. Patient with advanced lung disease 
  4. Formation of a thick fibrous layer covering the lungs (Fibrothorax)
  5. Accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity following a blunt injury to the chest (Clotted Hemothorax)Trapped lung


Who can perform Decortication [Right specialist type for Decortication]?

Decortication can be performed by: 

  1. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  2. Pulmonologist
  3. Thoracic Surgeon


What is the cost of Decortication?

Cost of Decortication depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Surgeon 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


Minimum cost for Decortication in Mumbai starts from Rs. 11,55,00

Average expenses for Decortication in Mumbai is approximately Rs. 220,550

Maximum amount to be paid for Decortication in Mumbai rises up to Rs. 4,40,000


Is Decortication major surgery or minor surgery?

Decortication is a major procedure and it involves the use of general anesthesia and incisions in the chest region and bones to gain access to the lungs, and removal of the outer fibrous layer covering the lungs.


What are the risks and complications associated with Decortication?

Risks and complications associated with Decortication are:

  1. Blood clots
  2. Accumulation of fluid in lungs [Pulmonary edema]
  3. Blockage of airways
  4. Bleeding
  5. Infection


How long does it take to complete Decortication?

Decortication may take almost 2 to 6 hours to complete. Sometimes it may take more than the usual time depending on the condition of the patient and severity of the lung disease.


What is the recovery time?

Individuals who undergo Decortication may take 3 to 6 months to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Decortication?

The success rate of Decortication depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Type of surgery performed


However, the success rate of Decortication maybe 80%


What are the long-term results of Decortication?

  1. Improves breathing ability
  2. Treats chronic lung disease
  3. Restores the normal lung volume


What are the options if Decortication fails?

If Decortication fails, the doctor may recommend medications to treat the chronic disease until for revision surgery.