Patients who suffer from conditions and diseases that affect the lungs and respiratory system may require thoracic surgeries to save their lives. Conditions commonly treated through thoracic surgery include lung cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, diaphragm paralysis, hyperhidrosis, chest wall tumors, mesothelioma and others that affect the respiratory system. For patients with these and other conditions, thoracic surgery can improve quality of life and even extend one's life expectancy.
While the cost of these procedures remains high in the United States, patients can take advantage of lower costs for the same procedures in medical tourism destinations around the world. Without sacrificing quality care, patients can save thousands of dollars on these and other procedures by seeking care at hospitals outside the United States in countries like India, Israel, Jordan, Panama, Mexico or Malaysia.