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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery refers to any type of surgery performed on organs and tissues in your chest cavity, such as your lungs. When medication or other treatments are not effective, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Thoracic surgery can be performed using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery.

Our Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Procedures Include:

If you've been diagnosed with early stage lung cancer, your doctor may recommend a pulmonary lobectomy. The procedure carefully separates the affected lobe and pulls it out through one of the few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with Pleural mesothelioma, a malignant cancer that develops on the lining of the lungs, your doctor may recommend decertification. In this procedure the surgeon will remove any visible part of the tumor on the lung. This can be performed through just a few small incisions.

A pulmonary biopsy (sample of lung tissue) or wedge resection (removal of specific lung tissue) can both be performed robotically through just a few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with a pulmonary bleb (small blister on the upper part of the lung), your doctor may recommend you have it removed to prevent future pneumothorax (lung collapse). With just a few small incisions, the bleb is removed, and the lung is made to adhere to the chest wall for support.

If you've been diagnosed with a mediastinal (the area between your lungs, sternum and spinal cord) tumor, your doctor may recommend a mediastinal mass resection. In this procedure the surgeon removes (resects) some, or all of the tumor through just a few small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis or small thymomas, your doctor may recommend the removal of your thymus gland. This can be performed through just 4-5 small incisions.

If you've been diagnosed with a paraesophageal hernia, your doctor may recommend you have the hernia repaired surgically. With a paraesophageal hernia, the stomach has slid up into the chest cavity through a space in the diaphragm (hiatus). To repair the hernia, the surgeon moves the stomach back to the abdominal cavity, and typically uses mesh support the repair.