Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

The Section of Thoracic Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery specializes in the surgical treatment of the chest area including the lungs, esophagus, trachea, diaphragm, chest wall, and mediastinum (the area between the lungs).

 

 

 

 

Section of Thoracic Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery 

 

The Section of Thoracic Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery specializes in the surgical treatment of the chest area including the lungs, esophagus, trachea, diaphragm, chest wall, and mediastinum (the area between the lungs). Our providers utilize minimally invasive procedures and open surgery to help address aneurysms, coronary artery disease, heart and lung transplants, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), among other illnesses.

Lung and Esophageal Surgery

The esophagus is a muscular tube that extends from the neck to the abdomen and connects the back of the throat to the stomach.

Blockage or restriction of the esophagus may require the organ to be totally or partially removed. Reconstruction and reconnection of the esophagus would follow. Methods of treatment include traditional and minimally invasive techniques.

Esophageal surgery may be required in cases of:

  • Esophageal cancer.
  • Benign esophageal tumors.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Motility disorders such as achalasia and esophageal diverticula.
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Stephanie Worrell, MD, FACS

Section Chief
Stephanie Worrell, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery Section Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

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Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

The ACGME-approved cardiothoracic surgery fellowship, called the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, is a traditional two-year program for graduates of a general surgery residency.

 

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Make an Appointment

For the best thoracic surgical care in Tucson, Southern Arizona or the Southwest, make an appointment by calling
(520) 694-CURE (2873)

Contact Us

University of Arizona Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

1501 N. Campbell Avenue
PO Box 245071
Tucson, AZ 85724-5071
Office Phone: (520) 626-7951
Fax: (520) 626-4042