Thoracic surgery deals with diagnosis and surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax. (chest)
Thoracic surgery can address different types of conditions, such as lung cancer, Cancer metastasis (spread) in lungs, benign growths in the lung (lung surgery) , mesothelioma, lung infections with pleural effusions, tumors in the chest wall, thymoma, trauma to chest (Pneumothorax/ Haemothorax), rib fractures and more.
Lanka Hospital thoracic surgery unit consist of highly qualified thoracic surgeons, anesthesiologists who are well experienced in thoracic surgery, trained operation theatre nurses and technicians ,ICU staff, High dependency unit and dedicated surgical wards.
”Lung cancer” treatment is our main focus and we offer VAT surgery (Video Assisted Thoracoscopy) , lobectomy (removal of the affected lobe of the lung) , excision of metastatic lesions ( Cancers spread in to lungs).
For advanced cancer patients who have complications like pleural effusion ( ex. collection of fluid inside lungs) we offer long term surgical palliative treatments. (ex.plurodesis)
For diagnosis of thoracic and bronchial tumors the Lanka hospital is equipped with latest high definition (190) bronchoscope and Endo Bronchial Ultra Sound Scan (EBUS) . Lanka Hospital is the only private hospital in Sri Lanka to offer EBUS for diagnosis of thoracic tumors and lesions.
Permanent and Visiting Thoracic Surgeons
1. Dr. WARUNA KARUNARATNE
2. Dr. D. M. S. HANDAGALA
3. Dr. DHAMMIKA RASNAYAKE
Surgeries & procedures
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
Excision of thymoma
Excision of tumors in lung
IC tube insertion (Inter costal tube insertion)
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Contact detail for Clinical information
Dr. Devika Kasthuriarachchi ( Head of surgical Dpt)
+9411 543 8075 (8 am – 4pm)
Contact detail for Financial information
Mr. Buddika Chaminda Perera
0703532090 (6am – 6 pm)
Surgical Information Centre ( 7a.m-10pm)
+9411 553 2017
+9411 553 1095
2 nd floor, Surgical Hub