Minimally invasive surgery for lung lesions

My name is Diego González Rivas, I am a thoracic surgeon, I work in La Coruña, in the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de La Coruña and in the Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Unit that belongs to three private hospitals in the city such as Hospital Modelo, Hospital San Rafael and Hospital Quirón. I am dedicated to … Read more

How are diseases of the mediastinum diagnosed

Diagnostic imaging tests are very useful in detecting mediastinal diseases. Thoracic surgery specialists state that they are a non-invasive and completely painless way to visualize images of organs and identify possible anomalies in the patient’s body. In the case of the mediastinum, most of the diseases have no previous symptomatology, so that sometimes a chest … Read more

Diagnosis and Operation of Lung Cancer

According to experts in Thoracic Surgery, the earlier lung cancer is diagnosed, the better the prognosis. The problem is that its symptoms appear when it is already advanced. The problem with the diagnosis of lung cancer is that its symptoms appear when it is already advanced. Some of them are pain or coughing up blood. … Read more

The approach to lung cancer

In the following article Dr. Molins López-Rodó explains his approach to lung cancer. What is the difference between pneumonectomy, lobectomy and segmentectomy and in which case would one or the other be used? Pneumonectomy is the removal of the entire lung, lobectomy is the removal of one of its lobes and segmentectomy is the removal … Read more

Pulmonary Resections and Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Lung resections for lung cancer Tumors in the lung usually appear as something unexpected, since they have few symptoms. Even though it is a complex situation, thanks to the progress of science and medicine, there are treatments and solutions that allow treating the disease; such as surgery, which is undoubtedly the best option. At present, … Read more

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating or perspiration. Thoracic surgery specialists explain that it can occur in a single area or be generalized. What causes hyperhidrosis? There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary hyperhidrosis, when it occurs without apparent cause, or secondary hyperhidrosis, when the cause is known. Primary hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating with no apparent cause. … Read more

Hyperhidrosis, treatment of excessive sweating

What is hyperhidrosis and what causes it? Sweating is a physiological mechanism of the body to regulate temperature. When this sweating is greater than it should be we usually speak of hyperhidrosis. We can say that there are two main types of hyperhidrosis: hyperhidrosis secondary to some pathological processes, tumors, infections, etc.; and primary hyperhidrosis, … Read more

How can hyperhidrosis be treated?

Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating that occurs in some people. There are different techniques to treat it. According to experts in Thoracic Surgery, since there is no definite cause, the treatment is symptomatic, since the aim is to eliminate the excessive sweating. Certain hygienic measures such as absorbent powders, wearing cotton clothes, leather shoes or … Read more

How do I know if I have pectus excavatum?

Experts in Thoracic Surgery define pectus excavatum as a deformity of the chest wall. This pathology consists of an apparent sinking of the sternum in relation to the surrounding costal structures. Pectus excavatum arises from the defective development of the cartilages that join the ribs to the sternum, giving rise to this positioning. How to … Read more

Causes and Treatment of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. There are approximately 1,400,000 new cases per year; of those, about 85% are tobacco-related. Causes of lung cancer Experts in thoracic surgery explain that lung cancer appears when the cells are exposed over a long period of time to factors that are harmful to the … Read more