Thoracic surgery encompasses diagnosis and therapy of various clinical conditions of the lungs and mediastinum. As in other areas of surgery, the minimally invasive surgical techniques such as single-port thoracoscopy and mediastinscopy are becoming increasingly important.
Mediastinoscopy is used for diagnosis and complete removal of mediastinal lymph nodes or tumor clusters. Modern surgery in this discipline primarily uses video mediastinoscopes.
Single-port thoracoscopy is gaining increased importance for clarifying any additional advanced treatments. It facilitates minimally invasive diagnosis with a small incision and reduces painful, postoperative stress in patients.