Thoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs and tissues inside the thorax, or chest. In order to treat conditions affecting the lungs, esophagus and possibly the heart, surgeons are required to use a variety of thoracic surgery accessories to improve access to the operating site and ensure patient safety.
The most common diseases requiring thoracic surgery are coronary artery disease and valve problems, chest trauma, lung or esophageal cancer, emphysema, and heart and lung transplantation. Thoracic surgeries are performed with the patient in a supine or lateral position. Browse available STERIS thoracic surgical table accessories to help ensure patient safety during common thoracic procedures.