The team at the Thoracic Surgery Clinic evaluates and treats pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. Management of the airway and injuries to the chest are also within the scope of the sub-specialty.
More than 90 percent of our thoracic surgery is minimally invasive. Advantages include:
- Reduced pain
- Improved postoperative recovery
- Improved cosmesis
- Better chest wall mechanics
- Reduced inflammatory response