Procedure for Pneumothorax

Oct 22, 2023


Welcome to Neumark Surgery, your premier destination for advanced medical procedures. In this article, we will provide you with detailed information about the procedure for pneumothorax, a condition where air becomes trapped in the pleural space between the lungs and chest wall.

Pneumothorax and Its Impact on Health

Pneumothorax can lead to significant health complications, including difficulty breathing and decreased lung function. It requires timely medical intervention to prevent further complications and promote recovery.

Diagnosis and Treatment

If you suspect you have pneumothorax, it is important to consult with our experienced doctors at Neumark Surgery. Our highly skilled medical professionals specialize in diagnosing and treating various conditions, including pneumothorax.

Diagnosis of Pneumothorax

Before initiating any procedure, our doctors will conduct a thorough physical examination and may order diagnostic tests. These tests may include:

  • Chest X-ray: This imaging technique helps identify the presence of air or abnormalities in the pleural space.
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) scan: A more detailed scan to assess the extent and cause of pneumothorax.
  • Ultrasound: Used to visualize the pleural space and determine the best approach for treatment.

Treatment Options

Based on the severity and underlying causes of pneumothorax, our skilled plastic surgeons employ several treatment options:

  1. Observation: For minor pneumothorax cases, the patient may be observed closely to assess spontaneous resolution without intervention.
  2. Thoracentesis: This procedure involves inserting a needle or a small tube called a catheter into the pleural space to remove the trapped air. It helps restore lung function and can provide immediate relief.
  3. Chest Tube Insertion: In more severe cases, a chest tube may be inserted through a small incision to drain the air and allow the lung to re-expand fully. This procedure may require a longer hospital stay but offers better outcomes for complex pneumothorax situations.

The Procedure - What to Expect

At Neumark Surgery, your safety and comfort are our utmost priorities. Our expert medical team ensures that you have a thorough understanding of the procedure and addresses any concerns you may have before moving forward.

Pre-Procedure Preparations

Prior to the procedure, our doctors will provide you with specific instructions to prepare yourself adequately. These may include:

  • Informing you about any medications you need to stop taking before the procedure.
  • Explaining the expected duration of the procedure and any associated risks.
  • Arranging for necessary tests or investigations before the procedure.
  • Instructing you about fasting or dietary restrictions, if applicable.

The Procedure

The procedure itself will be performed in a sterile environment by our experienced plastic surgeons or specialized medical teams. It entails the following steps:

Anesthesia and Sedation

First, proper anesthesia or sedation will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Our anesthesiologists will carefully monitor your vital signs.

Skin Preparation

The area where the procedure will be performed will be cleaned and sterilized meticulously to minimize the risk of infection.

Local Anesthetic Administration

The skin and underlying tissues will be numbed using a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

Insertion of Needle/Catheter

Under ultrasound or X-ray guidance, our skilled medical professionals will insert a needle or catheter into the pleural space to drain the trapped air.

Monitoring and Drainage

The progression of the procedure will be closely monitored, and the trapped air will be safely drained out using appropriate techniques and sterile equipment.

Chest X-ray Confirmation

Following the procedure, a chest X-ray will be conducted to ensure the successful collapse of the lung and removal of the trapped air.

Post-Procedure Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, our medical team will monitor your vital signs and provide necessary post-procedure care. Depending on several factors, including the complexity of the pneumothorax, you may be required to stay under medical observation for a specific period.

Choosing Neumark Surgery for Pneumothorax Treatment

At Neumark Surgery, we take pride in our reputation for delivering exceptional medical care. When it comes to pneumothorax treatment, here's why you can trust us:

  • Expert Doctors: Our skilled doctors and plastic surgeons have extensive experience in dealing with pneumothorax cases and employ advanced techniques to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our medical centers are well-equipped with the latest technology and provide a sterile and comfortable environment for procedures.
  • Personalized Care: We prioritize each patient's unique needs and ensure personalized care throughout the treatment journey.
  • Comprehensive Approach: Our multidisciplinary medical teams collaborate closely to provide you with comprehensive care, addressing all aspects of your condition.


If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of pneumothorax, do not hesitate to reach out to our expert team at Neumark Surgery. Our doctors, medical centers, and plastic surgeons are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, ensuring your well-being and a successful pneumothorax treatment procedure.

Frank Walsh
Great article! 💪 Very informative. Will definitely share with my friends who might find it helpful.
Oct 23, 2023