The Surgical Management of Pneumothorax at Neumark Surgery

Oct 23, 2023

Welcome to Neumark Surgery, a renowned medical center specializing in plastic surgery and staffed with experienced doctors and plastic surgeons. In this article, we will explore the surgical management of pneumothorax, a condition characterized by the accumulation of air in the pleural space, causing the lung to collapse partially or completely.

Understanding Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax can occur spontaneously without any apparent cause or as a result of trauma, underlying lung disease, or medical procedures. The condition can lead to chest pain, shortness of breath, and a decreased ability to oxygenate the blood. Timely and appropriate management is crucial to prevent complications and facilitate lung reexpansion.

Surgical Options for Pneumothorax

At Neumark Surgery, our skilled surgeons employ various surgical techniques to treat pneumothorax effectively. The choice of procedure depends on the severity of the pneumothorax, the underlying cause, and the patient's specific condition.

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

VATS is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows our surgeons to visualize and operate on the pleural space using small incisions and a thoracoscope. This technique offers several advantages, including reduced postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times. VATS is particularly beneficial for primary spontaneous pneumothorax cases.


In more severe cases or when VATS is not suitable, our surgeons may perform a thoracotomy. This involves making a larger incision in the chest wall and directly accessing the pleural space. Although a thoracotomy is a more invasive procedure, it allows for better access and control during surgery.


Pleurodesis is a technique used to prevent recurrent pneumothorax by promoting adhesion between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure involves the administration of a chemical agent, such as talc, into the pleural space. This creates an inflammatory response, leading to the desired adhesion. Pleurodesis can be performed using VATS or during an open surgical procedure.

Why Choose Neumark Surgery?

When it comes to the surgical management of pneumothorax, Neumark Surgery stands out for several reasons:

  • Expert Doctors and Plastic Surgeons: Our medical center is home to highly skilled and experienced doctors and plastic surgeons specialized in thoracic surgery. They have extensive knowledge in the management of pneumothorax and provide exceptional care.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Neumark Surgery is equipped with advanced surgical facilities, ensuring the highest level of safety and precision during procedures. We prioritize patient comfort and invest in cutting-edge technology.
  • Comprehensive Care: We recognize that each patient is unique. Our team takes a personalized approach, tailoring treatment plans to individual needs. From diagnosis to post-operative care, we provide comprehensive support and guidance.
  • Outstanding Results: Our track record speaks for itself. Neumark Surgery has successfully treated numerous pneumothorax cases, helping patients achieve optimal outcomes, improved lung function, and enhanced quality of life.
  • Excellence in Patient Experience: At Neumark Surgery, we prioritize patient satisfaction. Our compassionate staff ensures a warm and supportive environment, putting patients at ease throughout their surgical journey.


If you or your loved one is seeking effective surgical management for pneumothorax, Neumark Surgery is your ideal choice. Our team of expert doctors and plastic surgeons, along with state-of-the-art facilities, guarantee exceptional care and successful outcomes. Contact Neumark Surgery today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards improved lung health!

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Denise Jawara
🙌 Thanks for sharing this helpful information! 👍💉
Nov 8, 2023
Steven Kull
Great article, very informative! 👏👨‍⚕️
Nov 7, 2023
Elyse Kelly
Informative and concise! 👍
Oct 28, 2023