Medical Treatment Procedure for Pneumothorax

Nov 14, 2023


Welcome to Neumark Surgery, a leading medical center specializing in the treatment of pneumothorax. Our team of doctors and plastic surgeons is dedicated to providing high-quality care for patients suffering from this condition. In this article, we will explore the medical treatment procedures available at Neumark Surgery and how our experts can help you in your journey towards recovery.

Understanding Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax, also known as collapsed lung, is a condition that occurs when air leaks into the space between the lungs and chest wall. This can cause the affected lung to collapse, leading to difficulty in breathing and other potentially serious symptoms.

At Neumark Surgery, our experienced doctors and plastic surgeons are well-versed in diagnosing and treating different types of pneumothorax, including spontaneous pneumothorax, traumatic pneumothorax, and tension pneumothorax. Our holistic approach to treatment ensures that you receive personalized care tailored to your specific condition and needs.

Treatment Procedures

1. Observation and Monitoring

For individuals with small, asymptomatic pneumothorax, careful observation and monitoring may be sufficient. Our doctors will regularly assess your condition through diagnostic imaging and physical examinations to ensure that the pneumothorax does not worsen over time. If necessary, we will escalate the treatment to prevent any potential complications.

2. Chest Tube Insertion

When the pneumothorax is moderately sized or causing discomfort, a chest tube insertion procedure may be required. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, where a small tube is placed between the ribs, allowing the excess air to escape and reducing the pressure on the affected lung. This allows the lung to re-expand and resume normal function.

At Neumark Surgery, our skilled doctors have extensive experience in performing chest tube insertions with precision and care. We utilize advanced imaging techniques to guide the procedure, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients.

3. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy Surgery (VATS)

For persistent or recurrent pneumothorax cases, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy Surgery (VATS) may be recommended. VATS is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows our surgeons to visualize and access the thoracic cavity using a small camera and specialized instruments.

During VATS, our experienced surgeons make small incisions, insert the camera, and carefully remove any blebs or bullae (damaged air sacs) causing recurrent pneumothorax. This procedure not only helps re-expand the lung but also prevents future occurrences.

4. Surgical Repair

In rare and severe cases of pneumothorax, where other treatment methods have been unsuccessful, our skilled plastic surgeons may recommend surgical repair. This involves making larger incisions, directly accessing the affected area, and repairing any damaged lung tissue.

Neumark Surgery prides itself on having a team of highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who perform complex surgical procedures with precision. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible outcome while ensuring your comfort and safety throughout the process.


At Neumark Surgery, we believe that every patient deserves the highest standard of care. Our medical centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, and our team of doctors and plastic surgeons excels in providing comprehensive and personalized treatment options for pneumothorax.

If you are suffering from pneumothorax or have any concerns regarding your lung health, do not hesitate to reach out to us at Neumark Surgery. Our experts are here to help you navigate your journey towards recovery.

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