Small Pneumothorax Treatment - A Comprehensive Guide

Oct 30, 2023


Welcome to Neumark Surgery, the leading medical center specializing in small pneumothorax treatment. Our team of skilled doctors and experienced plastic surgeons is dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients.

Understanding Small Pneumothorax

A small pneumothorax occurs when there is a small pocket of air that collects between the lung and the chest wall. It can be caused by various factors, such as trauma, lung diseases, or even spontaneously without any apparent cause. While small pneumothorax may not always cause significant discomfort or respiratory distress, it is important to seek prompt medical attention to prevent potential complications.

Treatment Options

1. Observation

In some cases, particularly when the pneumothorax is small and not causing severe symptoms, a period of observation may be recommended. During this time, our doctors will closely monitor the condition and ensure that it does not worsen. Regular follow-up appointments and imaging tests will be conducted to assess the progress and determine if further treatment is required.

2. Needle Aspiration

If the small pneumothorax is causing significant discomfort or affecting breathing, needle aspiration may be performed. This procedure involves inserting a needle into the chest cavity to remove the excess air and relieve pressure on the lung. It is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed in our state-of-the-art medical centers under local anesthesia.

3. Chest Tube Insertion

In cases where the pneumothorax is larger or persistent, chest tube insertion may be necessary. This procedure involves placing a flexible tube called a chest tube into the chest cavity to drain the air and allow the lung to re-expand. It is typically done under local or general anesthesia and requires a short hospital stay for monitoring and proper management.

4. Surgery

In rare instances when other treatment methods do not effectively resolve the pneumothorax, surgery may be recommended. The surgical approach may vary depending on the specific case and the underlying cause of the pneumothorax. Our skilled plastic surgeons are experienced in performing thoracic surgeries with utmost precision, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Why Choose Neumark Surgery?

At Neumark Surgery, we take pride in our expertise, advanced facilities, and patient-centered approach. Our dedicated team of doctors, medical professionals, and plastic surgeons are committed to providing exceptional care throughout the treatment journey. We prioritize patient safety, comfort, and outcomes, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible.


If you or your loved one is experiencing symptoms of small pneumothorax, do not delay seeking medical attention. The highly skilled doctors and plastic surgeons at Neumark Surgery are here to help you. We offer comprehensive small pneumothorax treatment options, including observation, needle aspiration, chest tube insertion, and surgery, tailored to meet each patient's specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a successful recovery.

Mikaela Martin
Sounds informative! 👍
Nov 1, 2023