Thoracic Surgery service

The Thoracic Surgery Service at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra consists of a team of medical specialists, nurses and health professionals specialised in managing thoracic pathology.

We collaborate closely with other departments at the Clínica, including Medical Oncology, Pulmonology, Anatomical Pathology, Internal Medicine and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

We focus on the study and treatment of the processes that affect the thorax and its contents: thoracic wall, pleura, lungs, mediastinum, tracheobronchial tree, oesophagus and diaphragm.

We routinely work, jointly, with the other departments in our centre. The pathologies treated by multidisciplinary approaches are thoracic tumours, essential hyperhidrosis, and surgical and postoperative pleural-pulmonary pathology in thoracic surgery.

Most of our activity takes place in the operating theatre, in the hospital ward and in patient visits. We also carry out research projects in collaboration with other leading centres. 

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Minimally-invasive surgery makes it possible for us to perform operations that are much less aggressive for the patient, with a faster recovery, fewer complications and a smaller scar.”

We guarantee our patients the maximum quality of attention. All our specialists work exclusively at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

We offer multidisciplinary care, in collaboration with other departments and professionals at our centre, including Medical Oncology, Pulmonology, Anatomical Pathology, Internal Medicine and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This also makes it possible for us to carry out joint scientific studies that validate our day-to-day activity.

We have high definition imaging available for our surgical interventions. Our centre was the first in Spain to provide all its surgical specialties with this system.

We are the private centre with the most extensive technological resources, both for diagnostic tests and treatments, and all located in a single centre.

We offer the maximum attention and comfort. We coordinate and organise patient visits and diagnostic tests as quickly as possible, providing the results within 48 and to hours. 

Minimally-invasive surgery or video-assisted thoracic surgery is indicated for the diagnosis and treatment of many pleural, lung and mediastinal injuries. It is used in approximately 50% of the interventions.

In this operation, the surgeons make a single 2-cm incision. This permits a rapid recovery and better aesthetic results compared with the conventional techniques. The surgery is performed in the operating theatre under general anaesthesia, so the patient has to be hospitalised.


  • Shorter, more comfortable postoperative recovery
  • Minimal incisions
  • Less risk of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Better aesthetic results

We perform surgical treatments for all chest structures: thoracic wall, pleura, lungs, mediastinum, tracheobronchial tree, oesophagus and diaphragm.

The Thoracic Surgery Service works jointly with the rest of the departments in the Clínica to offer a comprehensive therapeutic approach. This improves attention to the patient, achieving the best results.



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