This medical specialty focuses on diseases of the lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm, chest wall, and central chest cavity (mediastinum).
Patients may be referred to a thoracic surgeon for treatment of the following:
- Chest wall deformity
- Esophageal cancer
- Excess fluid in and around the lungs (pleural effusions)
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
- Heartburn (gastroesophageal reflux disease/GERD)
- Hiatal hernia
- Lung cancer
- Lung masses and nodules
- Swallowing problems
- Tumors in the central chest cavity (mediastinal tumors)
Whenever possible, we offer a minimally invasive approach, which means less discomfort and scarring as well as faster recovery times. For certain conditions, both minimally invasive and advanced robot-assisted surgery options are offered, enabling our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures with extreme precision. We do everything we can to make you feel comfortable and well cared for.