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Thoracic Surgery

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The thoracic surgeon treats diseases related to the chest and respiratory system and works in five main areas: trachea, lungs, pleura, mediastinum, and chest wall. 

Thus, the surgeon is apt to perform large and small surgeries with curative purposes and diagnostic procedures, individually or in conjunction with various specialties, such as pulmonologists, infectious diseases, oncologists, and endoscopists, among others. 

"The thoracic surgeon has a multidisciplinary approach, working with physicians from different specialties, contributing to the most appropriate conduct in the diagnosis and treatment of the same patient", says Dr. Mauro Federico Luis Tamagno, thoracic surgeon. 


  • Pleural effusion or "Fluid in the lungs" 
  • Hyperhidrosis 
  • Lung nodule 
  • Blood when coughing 


  • Tracheostomy 
  • Sympathectomy 
  • Lobectomy 
  • Segmentectomy  
  • Drainage of the Pleural Cavity 
  • Surgery for anterior chest wall deformities 
  • Thoracic surgery via laparoscopy  


  • Bronchoscopy (outpatient and inpatient) 
  • Fiberoptic bronchoscopy 
  • Mediastinoscopy 
  • Thoracoscopy or Pleuroscopy 
  • The procedures can be performed in the Emergency Room, in the Non-Critical Block, in the Operating Room and in the Intensive Care Units of the H9J. 

To schedule consultations and exams, call 11 3147-9430. ​