Thoracic Surgery


The Thoracic Surgery Department (Centre for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery) at Burjeel Medical City (BMC), Abu Dhabi, is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in the chest. We provide comprehensive management of a wide range of surgical conditions related to diseases of the lungs, chest wall, diaphragm, pleura, and airway in addition to the surgical management of penetrating and blunt chest trauma.

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge medical technology, our team of highly qualified thoracic surgeons offers patients an extensive range of treatment options and adopts a minimally invasive approach to managing all thoracic conditions. This ensures lower recovery time and keeps hospital admission time to a minimum.

Our Thoracic Surgery Department adheres to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (E.R.A.S) protocol to ensure early pain-free recovery and early discharge and utilizes advanced robotic technology to provide a higher degree of precision and accuracy in surgeries. Offered exclusively in BMC, non-intubated video-assisted thoracic surgery, and uniportal (Single 3cm Keyhole) video-assisted thoracic surgery to improve the success rates of operations.

Conditions We Treat
  • Chest trauma
  • Chest wall tumours
  • Primary lung cancer
  • Palliative procedures
  • Critical airway disease
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Advanced emphysema
  • Diaphragmatic conditions
  • Pleural disease including sepsis
  • Secondary lung cancer (Metastases)
  • Tracheal and endobronchial tumours
Treatments We Offer
  • Lobectomy
  • Segmentectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Wedge resections
  • Tracheal resections
  • Endobronchial stenting
  • Critical airway procedures
  • Endobronchial coil insertion
  • Uniportal VATs Thymectomy
  • Endobronchial valve insertion
  • Lung sparing cancer resections
  • Uniportal bullectomy and pleurodesis
  • Mediastinoscopy and mediastinotomy
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction
  • Chest deformities correction and rib fixation
  • Tracheal and endobronchial tumor laser debulking
  • Spontaneous breathing surgery (Non-Intubated VATs)
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Uniportal thoracoscopic debridement and decortication
  • Insertion of indwelling pleural catheter for malignant effusion
  • Nuss procedure (Minimally invasive chest deformity correction)
Special Technologies
  • Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Pulmonary laser-assisted metastasectomy
  • Laser debulking of tracheal and endobronchial lesions
  • non-intubated video-assisted thoracic surgery (NIVATs)
  • Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery using the 360 degree EndoCAMeleon camera
Special Procedures
  • Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Non-intubated video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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Team that Cares

Dr. Taj Mohammed Fiyaz Chowdhry

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon