Thoracic Surgery

    • Treating conditions affecting the lungs, chest wall and diaphragm
    • Leading Consultant Thoracic Surgeons
    • Outstanding pre and post care treatment delivered by a dedicated team
    • Cutting edge solutions. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities
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Thoracic surgery relates to operations on organs in the chest, including the heart, lungs and esophagus.

At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, our Consultant Thoracic Surgeons are the best in their field. In the luxury surroundings of a 5-star private hospital, our team of experienced healthcare professionals offer consultations, tests, treatment and surgery for a range of thoracic conditions, including pectus deformities.

What does a thoracic surgeon operate on?

A Thoracic Surgeon practices in the surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the chest (the thorax). Thoracic surgeons perform surgery for conditions affecting the lungs, chest wall and diaphragm.

Why would you have thoracic surgery?

Thoracic surgery involves surgery for both benign diseases, such chest wall deformities, infections of the chest or lungs, as well as removal of tumours or cancers of the chest.

What procedures do thoracic surgeons perform?

  • Thoracotomy lung biopsy
  • Thoracotomy lung resections and pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy decortication
  • Spinal exposure for orthopaedic and neurologic procedures
  • Chest wall resection and reconstruction, including pectus repair
  • Mediastinal surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy and biopsy

Oesophageal Surgery

Oesophageal surgery is performed for conditions of the oesophagus. Oesophagus is an organ in vertebrates which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach. During swallowing food passes from the mouth through the pharynx into the oesophagus and travels to the stomach.

The oesophagus passes through the thorax and enters abdomen through a hole in the diaphragm. It is usually about 25–30 cm long and connects the mouth to the stomach.

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,
Belfast

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Dr Niall McGonigle

Thoracic Consultant

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Patient Testimonials

"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient

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