Thoracoscopic surgery is a procedure that is done to see inside the
chest cavity and make surgical repairs. It is a less invasive surgical
technique than open-chest surgery or other similar procedures.
The surgeon makes one or more small incisions in the chest area and
places a special camera, called a thorascope, to see the area around the heart.
Guided by this camera, the surgeon inserts one or more surgical instruments
through the incisions and makes repairs where needed.
With the U.S. unemployment rate high, most people today are happy just to have a job and a regular paycheck. Although it may be preferable to be gainfully employed, work ranks at the top of most people’s list of major sources of stress.
In fact, the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Stress in America Survey found that work is cited as one of the top three contributors to stress, second only to worries about money and followed closely by fear about the state of the economy.