St. Luke’s International Hospital

St. Luke’s International Hospital

Thoracic Surgery



“Treat your patients as yourself or your family” is our motto. Treatment plans are tailored to each patient’s condition and request, and medical care is conducted upon thorough explanation and consent. Our staff is well trained in treatment of respiratory diseases, and work closely with other departments such as the pulmonary medicine, radiology and peri-operative center to provide high-quality medical services.

Our Specialties

Minimally invasive surgery utilizing a thoracoscope is conducted for patients with early-stage lung cancer and benign disorders such as spontaneous pneumothorax. Not only does it alleviate the pain and burden on patients, but it also brings about a rapid postoperative recovery and rehabilitation. For advanced lung cancer, multimodality therapy is conducted with the cooperation of other departments combining chemotherapy and radiotherapy in order to achieve complete resection.

Providing the Best Medical Service

All operations conducted at our department are registered in the National Clinical Database (NCD.) This allows us to recognize our own surgical quality, and is also a great opportunity to provide the best medical services based on evidence-based consideration.

Diseases and Expertise

  • Minimally-invasive surgical treatment for early-stage lung cancer
  • Extended surgery/multimodality treatment for advanced lung cancer
  • Thoracoscopic surgery for benign disorders such as spontaneous pneumothorax and benign tumor
  • Surgical treatment for
    1. Mediastinal tumor
    2. Metastatic pulmonary tumor
    3. Infectious diseases (empyema, etc.)
    4. Myasthenia gravis
    5. Pleural/chest wall tumor
    6. Thoracic trauma
  • Diagnosis and treatment for abnormal shadows of the chest

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