Treatment for Recurrent Pneumothorax

Jan 7, 2024


Are you looking for the best treatment for recurrent pneumothorax? Neumark Surgery is your go-to destination for highly skilled doctors, top-notch medical centers, and specialized plastic surgeons. In this article, we will discuss various aspects of recurrent pneumothorax, its causes, symptoms, and the advanced treatment options available at Neumark Surgery.

What is Recurrent Pneumothorax?

Pneumothorax is a condition where air accumulates in the pleural space, causing partial or complete lung collapse. Recurrent pneumothorax refers to multiple instances of lung collapse, often requiring medical intervention to prevent further complications.

Causes and Symptoms

Recurrent pneumothorax can be caused by a variety of factors, including underlying lung conditions, trauma to the chest, or even spontaneous rupture of small air sacs on the lung surface. Some common symptoms of recurrent pneumothorax include:

  • Sharp chest pain
  • Sudden difficulty in breathing
  • Visible or audible wheezing
  • Cyanosis (bluish tint on the skin)
  • Coughing

Diagnosis and Evaluation

When you visit Neumark Surgery, our experienced doctors will conduct a thorough evaluation to diagnose recurrent pneumothorax accurately. This may include:

  1. Medical history review
  2. Physical examination
  3. Chest X-ray or CT scan
  4. Pulmonary function tests

Treatment Options

Neumark Surgery offers cutting-edge treatment options to effectively manage recurrent pneumothorax. Depending on the severity and frequency of episodes, our team of specialized plastic surgeons may recommend one or a combination of the following:

1. Non-Surgical Treatments

In less severe cases, non-surgical treatments may be considered as an initial approach to managing recurrent pneumothorax. These treatments may include:

  • Observation and monitoring
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy
  • Chest tube insertion and drainage
  • Pleurisy medications

2. Surgical Treatments

If non-surgical treatments don't provide long-term relief or if the recurrent pneumothorax episodes are severe, surgical intervention may be necessary. At Neumark Surgery, our skilled plastic surgeons specialize in the following surgical treatment options:

a. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

VATS is a minimally invasive procedure where small incisions are made in the chest wall to insert a camera and specialized instruments. This allows surgeons to repair or remove damaged lung tissues, seal air leaks, and prevent future recurrence. VATS offers several advantages, including shorter recovery time and reduced scarring.

b. Pleurodesis

Pleurodesis is a procedure where a chemical or medication is introduced into the pleural space to create inflammation and adhesion between the lung and chest wall. This prevents the accumulation of air and reduces the chances of pneumothorax recurrence.

c. Pleurectomy

Pleurectomy involves the removal of the pleura, the thin tissue lining the chest cavity. This procedure aims to eliminate potential spaces where air can accumulate, reducing the risk of recurrent pneumothorax.

d. Lung Surgery

In severe cases or when other treatments are unsuccessful, lung surgery may be recommended. This involves resecting the part of the lung with persistent air leaks or other underlying issues contributing to recurrent pneumothorax.


Neumark Surgery provides an exceptional standard of care for the treatment of recurrent pneumothorax. With our highly skilled doctors, state-of-the-art medical centers, and specialized plastic surgeons, patients can expect comprehensive evaluation, accurate diagnoses, and advanced treatment options tailored to their individual needs. Book your appointment at Neumark Surgery today and experience the difference in quality care.

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