Thoracic Surgery Services






The Section of Thoracic Surgery is at the forefront of minimally invasive therapies for benign and malignant chest disease. 

We offer a full-service program for diagnosing and treating disorders of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, pericardium, pleural space, chest wall, and diaphragm. These include, but are not limited to the following: 


  • Lung failure/transplant
  • End stage emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Lung nodules
  • Lung infection
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Pleural tumors


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Reflux disease
  • Achalasia
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • Esophageal cysts
  • Esophageal diverticulum


  • Diseases of the thymus gland
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Myasthenia gravis

Chest Wall

  • Diaphragm paralysis
  • Diaphragm hernias
  • RIb fractures
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Infections of the chest wall

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.

Illuminated esophagus image.

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

Make an Appointment: (520) 626-6339