Treatment for Pneumothorax Collapsed Lung - Neumark Surgery

Jan 17, 2024


Welcome to Neumark Surgery, where your health is our priority. We specialize in providing advanced treatments for medical conditions, including pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Our team of highly skilled doctors and plastic surgeons are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. In this article, we will explore the various treatment options available for pneumothorax and how Neumark Surgery can help you recover and regain your health.

Understanding Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax, commonly known as a collapsed lung, occurs when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. This condition can be caused by chest injuries, underlying lung diseases, or occur spontaneously without any apparent reason.

The symptoms of pneumothorax may vary depending on the severity of the condition but often include sudden sharp chest pain, difficulty breathing, and a rapid heart rate. Prompt medical attention is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Determining the Best Treatment Approach

At Neumark Surgery, our expert medical team will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the most suitable treatment approach for your pneumothorax. The treatment plan will depend on several factors including the cause, severity, and your overall health condition.

1. Observation and Monitoring

In cases of a small, uncomplicated pneumothorax, where the lung damage is minimal, the doctor may opt for a "watch and wait" approach. This involves monitoring the condition closely through regular check-ups and imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans. During this time, you may be advised to avoid activities that can worsen the condition, such as smoking or high-altitude travel.

2. Chest Tube Insertion

If the pneumothorax is moderate to large, or if the conservative approach fails to improve the condition, a chest tube insertion may be necessary. This procedure involves placing a flexible tube between the ribs to remove the excess air or fluid from the chest cavity, allowing the lung to re-expand. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and you may need to stay in the hospital for a few days for observation and to ensure proper recovery.

3. Thoracoscopy or Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)

In certain cases, minimally invasive surgical procedures like thoracoscopy or VATS may be recommended. These procedures involve making small incisions in the chest wall and using a tiny camera and surgical instruments to repair the lung and remove any abnormal tissue or air leaks. VATS offers several benefits, including reduced post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery.

4. Open Surgery - Thoracotomy

In rare and severe cases of pneumothorax, open surgery known as thoracotomy may be necessary. This procedure involves making a larger incision in the chest wall to access the collapsed lung directly. Thoracotomy is typically reserved for complex cases or when other treatment options have been unsuccessful.

Choosing Neumark Surgery for Pneumothorax Treatment

When it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of pneumothorax, choosing the right medical center and doctor is essential. At Neumark Surgery, we pride ourselves on our expertise in treating pneumothorax and providing personalized care to our patients.

Here are some reasons why you should consider Neumark Surgery:

  • Experienced Doctors: Our team of renowned doctors specializing in chest surgery and plastic surgery has extensive experience in treating pneumothorax.
  • Cutting-Edge Facilities: Our state-of-the-art medical centers are equipped with the latest technology and advanced surgical equipment, ensuring the highest level of care and successful treatment outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We take a multidisciplinary approach to pneumothorax treatment, collaborating across specialties to provide comprehensive care tailored to each patient's unique needs.
  • Personalized Care: At Neumark Surgery, we prioritize personalized care, ensuring that you receive individual attention and support throughout your treatment journey.
  • Proven Track Record: We have a proven track record of successful pneumothorax treatments and countless satisfied patients who have entrusted us with their health.


If you or a loved one is dealing with pneumothorax, Neumark Surgery is here to help. Our expert team of doctors and plastic surgeons, combined with our cutting-edge medical centers, are dedicated to providing exceptional care and optimal treatment outcomes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards recovery.

Note: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a qualified healthcare provider for proper evaluation and treatment.

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