Thoracic Surgery

Expertise combined with compassionate care 

We offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for thoracic diseases and conditions, from the non-cancerous to the cancerous. This includes lung cancer, thymoma, thoracic outlet syndrome, diaphragm disorder and thymic disorder.

Treatment for these diseases and conditions often involves thoracic surgery, which traditionally extends from the chest organs to the esophagus, trachea and chest wall. Simply put: Everything in the chest except the heart and major blood vessels. Our surgeons and staff collaborate with colleagues in gastroenterology, oncology and other specialties to make sure patients receive the most comprehensive, innovative and supportive care possible. 

Robotic surgery

Our surgical team understands the delicacy of treating the area next to the heart. One option when surgically treating diseases in this area is robotic surgery. 

Robotic surgery provides for smaller incisions, greater precision and better visualization for the surgeon. This approach often makes for better patient outcomes. Patients may also experience reduced pain, improved recovery time and fewer complications.

Robotic technology is a complementary tool; it does not replace the skills and expertise of our surgeons. During robotic surgery, a surgeon uses — and directly controls — robotic technology to assist in operations. The technology allows for a more natural and ergonomic motion for the surgeon. 

Our promise

Beyond providing comprehensive and expert care, our staff prides itself on being more responsive and attentive to patients than others in our field. It’s paramount to us that our patients never feel abandoned and that they know we are always there to provide them with compassion and support. We are their caregivers and want to make sure that they know this. 

We also try to give patients as much information as possible. This includes both operative and non-operative information. Our goal is to offer transparency and educate the patient about treatment goals, limitations and expectations. We provide comprehensive information but it is our patients who make the decisions. 

Partial list of diseases and conditions we treat

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Cancer
  • Chest wall tumor
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • DysphagiaEmphysema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung mass
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pancoast tumor
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Stomach cancer
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Tracheo-gastric fistula