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Department of Thoracic Surgery

Head of the Department: Paweł Rybojad, Habilitated Doctor, thoracic surgery specialist

Contact: +48 41 367 4338

The Department comprises:

Thoracic Surgery Unit,
Thoracic Surgery Clinic,
Spirometry Laboratory.

The Department offers 16 beds in The clinic has 16 beds in single, double, triple and quad rooms as well as its own - and his own fully monitored recovery room. We offer diagnosis and surgical treatment of respiratory system, mediastinum and esophagus cancers. Diagnostics include:

  • bronchoscopy (endoscopic examination of the bronchial tree) and esophagogastroscopy,
  • EBUS and EUS (transbronchial and transesophageal fine needle biopsy using ultrasound),
  • fine needle and core needle aspiration biopsy controlled by computed tomography,
  • diagnostic videothoracoscopy,
  • video mediascinoscopy (operational diagnostics of the mediastinum).

Surgical treatments performed at our Department include:

  • primary and metastatic tumors of the respiratory system with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery: VATS anatomic and wedge resections,
  • benign mediastinal tumors,
  • esophagus tumors,
  • early and late post-traumatic and post-intubation narrowing of the trachea,
  • permanent and temporary tracheal, bronchial tree and esophageal prosthesis,

We have a full range of thoracic equipment that allows to perform classic and minimally invasive procedures : gastroscope, EBUS, bronchofiberoscope, fully monitored recovery room.

Research on a wide range of issues associated with lung cancer is conducted at the Department.