Effective Treatment for Recurrent Pneumothorax

Dec 15, 2023


Welcome to Neumark Surgery, your trusted destination for comprehensive medical care that includes highly skilled doctors and plastic surgeons. Our medical centers specialize in offering effective treatment options for recurrent pneumothorax. In this article, we will delve into the causes, symptoms, and advanced treatment methods available at Neumark Surgery to help you overcome this condition.

Understanding Recurrent Pneumothorax

Recurrent pneumothorax refers to the repeated occurrence of a collapsed lung due to the accumulation of air in the pleural space, the area between the lung and chest wall. This condition can be distressing and potentially life-threatening if left untreated. It often presents with symptoms such as sudden chest pain, difficulty breathing, and increased heart rate.

The Neumark Approach

At Neumark Surgery, our team of experienced doctors and plastic surgeons takes a multidisciplinary approach to treat recurrent pneumothorax. We combine advanced medical technologies with personalized care to offer you the most effective treatment options available.


Accurate diagnosis is crucial for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan. Our skilled doctors employ state-of-the-art imaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) scans, to assess the severity and location of the pneumothorax.

Treatment Options

Surgical Interventions

For recurrent pneumothorax cases, Neumark Surgery provides innovative surgical interventions. Our experienced plastic surgeons specialize in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), a minimally invasive procedure that allows them to access the pleural space through small incisions. VATS offers several advantages over traditional open surgery, including faster recovery times, reduced post-operative pain, and minimal scarring.


In cases where pneumothorax recurrence is frequent, our plastic surgeons may perform pleurodesis during VATS. Pleurodesis involves the introduction of a chemical irritant into the pleural space, which triggers inflammation and the subsequent adhesion of the lung to the chest wall. This procedure significantly reduces the risk of future pneumothorax episodes.

Non-Surgical Alternatives

While surgical interventions are highly effective, we understand that some patients prefer non-surgical options. At Neumark Surgery, our doctors will consider your individual case and occupational needs when recommending the most suitable treatment pathway. Non-surgical alternatives may include:

  • Observation: In some cases, after a complete lung expansion, a period of close observation may be recommended to monitor the condition and prevent further occurrences.
  • Chest Tube Drainage: This involves the insertion of a flexible tube into the pleural space to remove the accumulated air, allowing the lung to re-expand naturally.
  • Pleural Catheter Insertion: For patients prone to recurrent episodes, a small tube may be inserted into the pleural space to continuously drain excess air and prevent future collapses.

Post-Treatment Care and Recovery

At Neumark Surgery, we prioritize your well-being throughout the treatment process. Following surgery or non-surgical interventions, our team of specialists will provide comprehensive post-treatment care instructions and closely monitor your progress.


Recurrent pneumothorax can significantly impact your quality of life, but with the help of Neumark Surgery and our experienced team of doctors and plastic surgeons, effective treatment is within reach. Whether you opt for minimally invasive surgery or non-surgical alternatives, we are committed to providing you with the best care and outcomes. Contact Neumark Surgery today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pneumothorax-free future.

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