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Thoracic surgery
Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery

The thoracic surgery department takes care of patients with pulmonary, pleural, mediastinal, costal or diaphragmatic pathology requiring surgery.

The thoracic surgery department takes care of patients with pulmonary, pleural, mediastinal, costal or diaphragmatic pathology requiring surgery.

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    Thoracic Surgery

    Dr Jean-Philippe Le Rochais, Dr Maxime Heyndrickx
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      Composition of service

      • 2 Hospital practitioners
      • 2 medical secretaries
      • 16 Nurses
      • 14 caregivers
      • 1 health executive
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      Activities

      The Thoracic Surgery department of CHU Caen Normandie treats patients with:

      • Pulmonary pathologies : Surgery for lung cancer, surgery for lung metastases, diagnostic lung biopsies and surgery for lung infections.
      • Pleural pathologies : Exploration and treatment of pleural effusions, diagnostic and therapeutic surgery of tumors of the pleura, management of pneumothorax.
      • Mediastinal pathologies : Diagnosis and surgery of tumors of the mediastinum: thymomas, schwannomas, cysts, teratomas, lymphomas and hemopathies, etc.
      • Parietal pathologies : Surgery of the chest wall, ribs and diaphragm.
      • Sympathectomies for Hyperhidrosis and Eurotophobia
      • Chest trauma : rib fractures, costal flap, sternum fracture, diaphragmatic ruptures, traumatic hemo-pneumothorax, penetrating wounds, ballistic trauma.
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      The service performs interventions by conventional (thoracotomy, sternotomy) and also minimally invasive (thoracoscopy and robot-assisted surgery) approaches , for pulmonary, pleural or mediastinal pathologies.

      Practitioners work in close collaboration with the pulmonology departments of the region and take part in the Multidisciplinary Consultation Meetings for thoracic oncology at the CHU Caen Normandie and the Center for the Fight Against Cancer François Baclesse . They also regularly participate in RCPs on the management of thymic tumors ( RCP RYTHM IC ) , or in regional referral RCPs ( RCP Sarcoma, RCP endometriosis)

      The two practitioners in the department perform nearly 500 operations a year, including more than 200 major lung excisions (segmentectomies, lobectomies, bilobectomies or pneumonectomies) .

      Service sectors
      • a surgical consultation (unit 19-40) ,
      • an anesthetist consultation (level 1 consultation platform)
      • a hospitalization unit (unit 19-10) ,
      • of an operating room ,
      • and resuscitation -intensive care (unit 6-30) .

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      Enhanced recovery programs after surgery

      Enhanced recovery programs after surgery

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      Thoracic surgery

      Côte de Nacre Hospital

      Avenue de la Côte de Nacre
      CS 30001
      14033 Caen cedex 9


      Thoracic surgery

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      Thoracic surgery
      Côte de Nacre Hospital
      Level : 19
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      Main Entrance of Caen Normandy University Hospital