Who we are
General thoracic surgery treats conditions such as lung diseases, tumors and cancers (benign and malignant), esophageal and tracheal problems, as well as gastroesophageal reflux. Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques such as robotic surgery and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for the vast majority—90 percent—of our patients. The advantages of these techniques include quicker recovery, reduced risk of infection and less scarring.
We care for a large number of patients with thoracic issues, which means extensive experience for our thoracic surgeons, and excellent outcomes for those we treat.
In the news
Lung cancer usually starts in the lining of the bronchi (the main airways of the lungs), but can begin in other areas of the respiratory system.
Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. Every esophageal cancer diagnosis is unique.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive technique used to diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, chest and esophagu…
Robotic technologies are used to perform highly precise, minimally invasive surgery. Benefits to patients include less scarring and faster recover…
Minimally invasive robotic procedure used to treat tracheobronchomalacia (TBM), a condition that weakens the airway walls.
See our approach to exceptional thoracic care
We put all of our heart into creating one of the nation’s best programs. See how we care for patients differently.
Every lung cancer diagnosis comes with one important thing—hope. Hear our experts talk about our personalized lung cancer treatments.
Thoracic surgery has better outcomes with a team approach to care. We have the team and the technology—and we're committed to being there for every step of your treatment journey.
Our commitment to using the latest robotic technology for unparalleled surgical precision is matched only by our commitment to you, the patient.