Target population

Adult and pediatric population.
Our service

Fundación Valle del Lili’s Thoracic Surgery Service was established at the Institution’s foundation. This specialty treats pulmonary, thoracic, esophagus and trachea pathologies, among others. Thoracic surgeons with training in thoracoscopic surgery, chest wall reconstruction, oncologic thoracic surgery and lung transplantation, works hand in hand with the Plastic surgery team, Pediatric surgery and Cardiovascular surgery for treating specific pathologies requiring multidisciplinary work.

What does the service include?

Our Service performs thoracoscopic surgery procedures (single incision) for lung surgical resection and mediastinal pathologies using high quality surgical instrumentation. Also, chest wall surgery procedures are performed, with the assessment of patients with congenital, traumatic or tumor diseases compromising the thoracic cage (ribs and sternum) requiring surgical management. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy by thoracoscopy, for the management of hyperhidrosis (abnormal sweating in of the underarms or the palms) or some types of arrhythmias, as well as pediatric thoracoscopic surgery, which offers a less invasive surgical management alternative for this age group.

  • Clinical service for Advanced Pulmonary Disease: multidisciplinary work combining pulmonary rehabilitation, adult pneumology, pediatric pneumology and thoracic surgery.
    Patients with highly complex lung diseases, may benefit from this service, where they are provided with an integrated management for all their health conditions.
  • Lung transplant: the only active service of this type available in the Southwest of Colombia.
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) service: supports lung oxygenation during recovery.
Specialist in Thoracic surgery