How do doctors operate on the lungs or heart when the ribs are in the way?

Answer Depending on the type of surgery they may have to use a rib spreader or actualy break the ribs. These days they're trying to work more with minit robotic tools & cameras in order to prevent having ... Read More »

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Can doctors use a pigs heart or a cows heart for a human heart transplant?

Let's think about size -- a cow's heart is simply too large to be placed in the existing spot in a human. It is true that a baboon's heart was placed in a baby, but she survived just one day with ... Read More »

Can a cardiovascular surgeon operate on lungs?

Cardiovascular surgeons are trained ONLY on the heart and blood vessels. A thoracic surgeon would handle the lungs.

Does a cardiovascular surgeon has authority to operate on lungs?

A pulmonologist isn't a surgeon.A CV surgeon frequently works on the lungs. Removing cancer, etc.

I dont know if its my heart or lungs?

It could be. . - gas [ take tums ]- anxiety [ get on med from your doctor ]- some kind of heart problem [ check with your doctor ]I've been having the same symptoms too but for me it's anxiety. Che... Read More »