Equipped with all the most advanced medical chest surgery technology including fiberoptic and limited surgical intervention devices that facilitate endoscopic and camera-guided surgical procedures, from virtual bronchoscopy to PET-CT scanning and the latest generation imaging units, as well as the pathology and other laboratory units that are so critical for correct diagnostics and state-of-the-art technological infrastructure, Yeditepe University Hospital’s Department of Chest Surgery delivers world class healthcare services to patients from around the world.       

The Department performs surgical treatment for organs and tissue disease within the chest cavity except for the heart.

Lung cancer, which stubbornly maintains its ranking as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women, and whose direct relation to smoking has been proven beyond any doubt, remains one of our Department’s principle focal points.

Our Department is able to perform what is still the most important element in the comprehensive treatment of the disease and in achieving noteworthy increases in life expectancy – that is, the definitive, multidisciplinary determination of the most appropriate method of cancer treatment.   

Equipped with the most advanced technological facilities, Yeditepe University Hospital is able to deliver early stage diagnosis and open surgery, and to treat cancers with entirely endoscopic (video-assisted keyhole surgery) operations in appropriate cases, without compromising the fundamental principles of cancer surgery. We also carry out various stent and endoscopic airway-opening (debulking) procedures during the oncological treatment process in order to treat inoperable tumor-related airway blockage cases.

In addition, our Department is noted for its surgical treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a vessel- and nerve- compression related condition developing in the entrance to the chest cavity that causes symptoms such as arm pain, colds, loss of sensation and weakness.

The Department of Chest Surgery’s main fields of interest and medical services include:

  • Surgery and endoscopy of the lungs and main airways (trachea and bronchi)
  • Congenital or acquired diseases and deformities of the chest wall
  • Diseases of the lung membrane and chest cavity
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Diaphragm hernias and diseases
  • Esophageal motility disorders, benign and malignant tumors, herniation- and reflux-related diseases