In addition to the heart, thoracic surgery focuses on the entire chest, including lungs, trachea, esophagus, chest wall (breastbone and rib cage), mediastinum (area between the lungs) and diaphragm (large muscle below the lungs that helps you breathe). Our cardiothoracic surgeons work closely with your entire healthcare team to deliver the best outcomes possible.

Procedures include:

  • Lung removals, including segmentectomy, wedge resections, lobectomies, or pneumonectomy (full lung)
  • Talc Pleurodesis / Mechanical Pleurodesis
  • Thymectomies
  • Bleb Resection
  • Chest wall procedures/resections
  • Neurogenic chest tumor resection
  • Removal of substernal goiter
  • Mediastinoscopy – all mediastinal masses – biopsies and removals
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
  • Decortication
  • Rib plating
  • PleurX catheter placement
  • Esophageal cases, such as Zenker’s Diverticulectomy
  • Large hiatal hernias, such as Nissen fundoplication
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Achalasia of esophagus (example: Heller myotomy)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
Cardiothoracic surgery