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Dr. Harit Chaturvedi

Chairman - Max Institute of Cancer Care


Cancer Care / Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Head & Neck Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 33+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Ganesh Kumar Mani

Chairman


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 44+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Surender Kumar Dabas

Vice Chairman & HOD


Surgical Oncology, Cancer Care / Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Head & Neck Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Gastro Intestinal & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Breast Cancer, Musculoskeletal Surgical Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Thoracic Oncology Surgery

Experience: 20+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Pramod Kumar Julka

Vice Chairman


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 44+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Rajneesh Malhotra

Vice Chairman & Head - CTVS


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Robotic Surgery

Experience: 31+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Meenu Walia

Vice Chairman - Medical Oncology (Breast, Gynaecology, Thoracic)


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 33+ Years

Gender: Female

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Dr. Ramji Mehrotra

Vice Chairman & Chief - CTVS


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Robotic Surgery

Gender: Male

Dr. Gopal Sharma

Principal Director - Medical Oncology (Breast, Thoracic, Gynaecology)


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 23+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Devavrat Arya

Senior Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Medical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Breast Cancer, Molecular Oncology & Cancer Genetics

Experience: 18+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Sandeep Batra

Senior Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Medical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 14+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Charu Garg

Senior Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 21+ Years

Gender: Female

Dr. Shashi Jindal

Senior Director & HOD, CTVS


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Cardiac Sciences

Experience: 29+ Years

Gender: Male

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Dr. Rohit Nayyar

Senior Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 22+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Deepak Puri

Senior Director - CTVS


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 24+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Sajjan Rajpurohit

Senior Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Medical Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Breast Cancer, Paediatric (Ped)/Medical Oncology

Experience: 20+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Sandeep Singh

Senior Director & Head - CTVS


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Dr. Subhash Kumar Sinha

Senior Director - CTVS


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 37+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Vaibhav Mishra

Director & Head - CTVS


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Cardiac Sciences

Experience: 9+ Years

Gender: Male

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Dr. Pankaj Kumar Arora

Director - Radiation Oncology


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 15+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Vijayant Devenraj

Director - Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon (CTVS)


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Thoracic Surgery

Experience: 17+ Years

Dr. Sachin Gupta

Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 20+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Pramoj Jindal

Director - Thoracic & Robotic Thoracic Surgery


Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology Surgery, Lung Transplant, Robotic Surgery

Experience: 30+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Manoj K. Tayal

Director – Radiation Oncology


Radiation Oncology, Cancer Care / Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 16+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Sajal Kakkar

Director - Radiation Oncology


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 17+ Years

Gender: Male

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Dr. Vishal Khullar

Director - CTVS and Heart and Lung Transplant


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Gender: Male

Dr. Nitin Leekha

Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Breast Cancer, Head & Neck Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Thoracic Oncology

Gender: Male

Dr. Arvind Makker

Director - Cardiac Thoracic & Vascular Surgery


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 23+ Years

Dr. Chandragouda Dodagoudar

Director


Medical Oncology, Cancer Care / Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Breast Cancer, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Paediatric (Ped)/Medical Oncology

Dr. Narendra Agarwal

Associate Director - Thoracic Surgery


Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Rashi Agrawal

Associate Director - Radiation Oncology (Gastrointestinal, Thoracic Cancers, Breast, Gynae


Cancer Care / Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology

Experience: 19+ Years

Gender: Female

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Dr. Ashwani Sharma

Associate Director


Surgical Oncology, Cancer Care / Oncology, Gastro Intestinal & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Breast Cancer, Thoracic Oncology Surgery

Gender: Male

Dr. Sunandan Sharma

Associate Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Gastro Intestinal & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 12+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Aditya Kumar Singh

Associate Director - Unit Head CTVS


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Cardiac Sciences

Dr. Rajesh Vashistha

Associate Director


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 32+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Dinesh Chandra

Principal Consultant


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Cardiac Sciences

Experience: 15+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Shefali Sardana

Principal Consultant


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Medical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 15+ Years

Gender: Female

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Dr. Waseem Abbas

Principal Consultant - Medical Oncology


Cancer Care / Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Medical Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 13+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Kamran Ali

Principal Consultant


Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplant

Experience: 10+ Years

Dr. Gautam Goyal

Principal Consultant


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Medical Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 10+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Ritesh Pruthy

Principal Consultant


Cancer Care / Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Musculoskeletal Surgical Oncology, Gastro Intestinal & Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgical Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Breast Cancer

Experience: 18+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Nagender Sharma

Principal Consultant


Medical Oncology, Cancer Care / Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Breast Cancer

Experience: 6+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Bhuvan Chugh

Senior Consultant –Medical Oncology


Cancer Care / Oncology, Medical Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Breast Cancer, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology

Experience: 11+ Years

Gender: Male

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Dr. Roman Dutta

Senior Consultant - Thoracic & Robotic Thoracic Surgery


Thoracic Surgery

Experience: 17+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Arvind Kumar Goyal

Senior Consultant - CTVS


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS), Cardiac Sciences

Gender: Male

Dr. Shaiwal Khandelwal

Associate Director - Thoracic Surgery


Thoracic Surgery

Experience: 19+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Madhav Rao Shinde

Senior Consultant - CTVS


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 22+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Vishal Srivastava

Senior Consultant – Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery​


Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 27+ Years

Gender: Male

Dr. Aditya Vidushi

Consultant


Cancer Care / Oncology, Medical Oncology, Neuro Oncology, Head & Neck Oncology, Thoracic Oncology, Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary Oncology, Uro-Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Paediatric (Ped) Oncology, Breast Cancer, Paediatric (Ped)/Medical Oncology

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Dr. Puneet Jandial

Consultant - Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Surgery


Cardiac Sciences, Cardiac Surgery (CTVS)

Experience: 29+ Years

Gender: Male

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Frequently Asked Questions

A thoracotomy is a surgical procedure performed to access the organs and structures within the thoracic cavity by making an incision in the chest wall.

A thoracotomy is typically recommended when other diagnostic or treatment methods are insufficient or when a surgical intervention is necessary for conditions such as lung cancer, collapsed lung, or certain heart conditions.

Thoracotomy can treat various conditions and diseases, including lung cancer, collapsed lung, mediastinal tumours, oesophagal cancer, pleural effusion, thoracic trauma, and certain heart conditions.

During a thoracotomy, a surgical incision is made in the chest wall, and the ribs may be spread apart or removed to access the thoracic cavity. The surgeon can then perform the necessary procedures on the affected organs or structures.

There are several types of thoracotomy procedures, including posterolateral thoracotomy, anterolateral thoracotomy, clamshell thoracotomy, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a minimally invasive approach.

Potential risks and complications of a thoracotomy may include infection, bleeding, damage to nearby structures, post-operative pain, respiratory complications, blood clots, and adverse reactions to anaesthesia.

The recovery time after a thoracotomy varies depending on the individual, the specific procedure performed, and the underlying condition. It can range from several weeks to months for a complete recovery.

Yes, a thoracotomy typically results in a visible scar along the incision site. The size and appearance of the scar can vary depending on the incision location and the individual's healing process.

Yes, a thoracotomy can be performed using minimally invasive techniques such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). VATS involves making smaller incisions and using specialized instruments and a camera to perform the procedure.

Yes, a thoracotomy is considered a major surgical procedure due to its invasive nature and the potential impact on vital organs within the thoracic cavity.

Pre-operative preparations for a thoracotomy may include medical evaluations, diagnostic tests, medication adjustments, fasting, and following the surgeon's instructions regarding pre-operative care and lifestyle changes.

No, a thoracotomy is performed under general anaesthesia, which ensures that you are unconscious and pain-free during the procedure.

General anaesthesia is typically used for a thoracotomy. It involves the administration of medications to induce a state of unconsciousness and analgesia throughout the surgery.

Yes, a thoracotomy can treat lung cancer by removing tumours, conducting biopsies, or performing lobectomy or pneumonectomy procedures to remove affected lung tissue.

Yes, a thoracotomy can be performed to repair a collapsed lung. This may involve re-inflating the lung, removing air or fluid buildup, or repairing lung damage or leaks.

The success rate of a thoracotomy for treating lung conditions depends on various factors, including the specific condition being treated, the extent of the disease, the individual's overall health, and the expertise of the surgical team.

In some cases, less invasive alternatives such as bronchoscopy, needle aspiration, or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) may be used as alternatives to a traditional thoracotomy for specific conditions.

The length of hospital stay after a thoracotomy depends on the complexity of the procedure, the individual's recovery progress, and the post-operative care requirements. It can range from a few days to a couple of weeks.

The long-term effects of a thoracotomy can vary depending on the specific procedure and the individual. They may include changes in lung function, scar tissue formation, respiratory symptoms, and potential limitations in physical activities.

Yes, a thoracotomy can potentially cause breathing difficulties or respiratory complications such as pneumonia, atelectasis (collapsed lung), impaired lung function, or respiratory infections. Close monitoring and appropriate post-operative care can help minimize these risks.

Yes, a thoracotomy can be performed on paediatric patients when necessary to address specific conditions or diseases affecting their thoracic cavity or organs.

During the recovery period after a thoracotomy, you may experience pain, fatigue, limited mobility, breathing exercises, chest tube management, physical therapy, and follow-up appointments with your healthcare team.

The ability to resume normal activities after a thoracotomy varies from person to person and depends on the specific procedure performed, the individual's overall health, and the guidance provided by the healthcare team. Gradual resumption of activities is typically recommended.

Dietary restrictions after a thoracotomy may vary depending on the individual and the specific post-operative instructions provided by the healthcare team. It is important to follow their guidance regarding diet and hydration.

Physical therapy may be recommended after a thoracotomy to help improve lung function, restore mobility, strengthen muscles, and facilitate a smoother recovery. Your healthcare team will assess the need for physical therapy.

Yes, a thoracotomy can remove tumours or cysts in the chest, including those located in the lungs, mediastinum, or other thoracic structures.

Pain management after a thoracotomy is crucial for comfort and smooth recovery. Various pain management techniques, including medication, epidural anaesthesia, regional nerve blocks, and non-pharmacological interventions, may be utilized.

In some cases, a thoracotomy may be performed to address specific heart conditions, such as repairing defects, removing tumours, or conducting coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.

A thoracotomy can temporarily affect lung function due to the surgical manipulation of the lungs and surrounding structures. However, with proper post-operative care, lung function can gradually improve.

Yes, a thoracotomy can address traumatic injuries to the chest, such as rib fractures, lung contusions, or internal bleeding, allowing for surgical intervention and stabilization of the injured structures.

There are no specific age restrictions for undergoing a thoracotomy. The decision to perform the procedure depends on the overall health of the individual, the underlying condition, and the assessment of potential risks and benefits.

The feasibility of performing a thoracotomy on individuals with pre-existing medical conditions depends on the specific conditions involved, their severity, and the overall health status of the individual. A comprehensive evaluation and consultation with the healthcare team are necessary to determine the suitability and potential risks.

Signs of complications after a thoracotomy may include excessive bleeding, infection, persistent pain, difficulty breathing, fever, wound-related issues, or any other unusual symptoms. It is important to report any concerns to the healthcare provider promptly.

Yes, a thoracotomy can treat infections in the chest, such as empyema (pus in the pleural space) or lung abscesses, by draining the infected fluid or removing the affected tissue to promote healing.

Rehabilitation after a thoracotomy may involve a combination of physical therapy, respiratory exercises, breathing techniques, and lifestyle modifications to optimize recovery, regain strength, and restore overall functioning. The extent of rehabilitation will depend on individual needs and the guidance of the healthcare team.

Reviewed by Dr. Nishant Tyagi, Associate Director - Cardiac Sciences, Cardiology, Patparganj on 25-Sep-2023.