The Thoracic Surgery Unit deals with the surgical treatment of all diseases, neoplastic and non-neoplastic, affecting the thoracic district (lung, pleura, oesophagus, thymus) and the neck (thyroid, parathyroid, parotid). Specialized in the treatment of pulmonary neoplasms, it prefers the use of minimally invasive techniques in this particular area. In fact, all chest operations are approached, where possible, with the very recent VATS uniportal technique (Video Assisted Toracoscopic Surgery), with the use of a single 3-4 cm access. The use of the VATS technique, thanks to the use of small incisions, results in a reduction in postoperative pain, postoperative hospitalization and earlier return to work without the surgery leaving noticeable scars in the thoracic area.
The close collaboration in force with the area of Endocrinology and Diabetology has meant that over the years a high number of thyroidectomies for neoplastic pathology were performed with a complication rate typical of this surgery (recurrent damage and postoperative hypocalcaemia) of less than 1%.