At Saint Thomas Medical Partners, Thoracic Surgery our general thoracic surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery with image-guided technology. These doctors have the tools to treat lung and esophageal cancers using video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) procedures. Our thoracic surgeons use minimally invasive procedure to do complex surgery. They specialize in the treatment of chest conditions:
- Lung and esophageal cancers
- Lung masses and nodules
- Chest wall deformity
- Hiatal hernia
- Mediastinal tumors
- Pulmonary condition, including emphysema
- Trouble swallowing
If you are a long-time smoker and have a persistent unproductive cough, we provides painless, low-dose CT lung scans. This lung screening test takes just a few minutes and is proven to detect lung cancer earlier when most treatable.
The thoracic surgeons are part of our lung cancer care teams. They work in cooperation with cardiologists, pulmonologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, and your primary care doctor to help coordinate the highest standards of care.
We listen to you to help make sure you receive care that is right for you. We treat the whole person – body, mind, and spirit.