As a leading provider of thoracic surgery in Southern California, West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery is committed to providing the best in patient care. To do this, Dr. Mahtabifard and Dr. Fuller offer the latest and most innovative surgical techniques and technologies for the treatment of diseases within the chest cavity. This includes video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF), Nissen Fundoplication, and Thoracic Sympathectomy.
VATS is a type of minimally invasive surgery that can be used to diagnose and treat an array of chest cavity conditions. Because VATS is minimally invasive it often results in less scarring, shorter recovery time after surgery, and better surgical results. VATS lobectomy is a procedure designed to remove tumors in the lungs.
TIF is a surgical technique used to treat acid reflux by helping to re-establish the natural barrier in the esophagus and prevent reflux, while Nissen Fundoplication treats acid reflux using a laparoscopic approach. Finally, thoracic sympathectomy is a procedure that treats hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating. It works by severing the sympathetic nerve chain responsible for excessive sweating. The surgeons at West Coast Associates for Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery are experts in these procedures and many more.
Because of their expertise, they have been quoted in numerous articles, featured in video segments, and have published leading texts on the subject of thoracic injuries and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Visit our In the News page to learn more!