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Thoracic Surgery

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A surgery performed on organs in the chest cavity (or thorax), including heart, lungs and esophagus, is considered thoracic surgery. A thoracic surgeon focuses on the lungs and esophagus, while a cardiovascular or cardiac surgeon performs surgery on the heart.

Our thoracic surgery program is primarily focused on non-cardiac thoracic pathology, including lung cancer. Lung cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment are important aspects of thoracic surgery, including tumor removal for diagnosis and staging, and resection and lobectomy for treatment. 

What does it mean to be board certified?
Board certification means your physician is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning through board certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In addition to completing education, residency and state licensure, your surgeon is committed to continuing education to stay current with the latest advances in medical science and technology.

Conditions We Treat

  • Benign and malignant pulmonary lesions including lung cancer
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Chest wall diseases
  • Pleural effusions