Our physicians offer highly advanced procedures, techniques, and therapies for thoracic conditions, which affect the heart, lungs, and chest area. Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (thoracic surgery using smaller incisions) can often be used to treat chest, lung, and heart diseases, including lung cancer. Advanced techniques include video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery.
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery is associated with less bleeding, less need for blood transfusions, and less harm to a patient's immune system, compared to traditional surgery. In addition, patients experience less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.
- Lung Cancer
- Benign Lung Tumors
- Esophageal Cancer (throat cancer)
- Benign Esophageal Diseases (including benign tumors and strictures)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) (heartburn)
- Mediastinal Tumors and Diseases (including myasthenia gravis)
- Pleural Diseases (including pneumothorax, infections, and pleural effusions)
- Chest Wall Tumors
- Hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
- Diaphragm Paralysis
- Airway Narrowing
- Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
Find a surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery here.
For more information or to find a surgeon by telephone, call the Division of Thoracic Surgery at 718.780.7700.