Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery involves treating conditions of the body’s thorax (chest) area, including the esophagus, lungs, mediastinum (the area between the lungs), trachea, and diaphragm. Since thoracic surgeries can be complex, we utilize a multidisciplinary team approach develop the most effective treatment plan for your condition.

At Northside Thoracic Surgery, our highly specialized thoracic surgeons work closely with your other specialists including pulmonologists and radiologists, as well as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists with the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Pulmonary infections
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Achalasia & esophageal disorders
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pleural disorders
  • Pleural infections/empyema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Myasthenia gravis disorder
  • Thymic disorders
  • Thoracic endometriosis
  • Tracheal disorders
  • Substernal goiters
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax

Our Services

In order to provide our Northside Thoracic Surgery patients with the best possible outcomes, our surgeons are specially trained in the latest thoracic surgical technology and techniques. Your physician will work closely with you to explore the full range of options available based on your individual situation.

Our surgical techniques include traditional (open) surgery, and minimally invasive surgical options including robotic surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Lung Cancer Treatment

Second Opinions

Clinical Trials

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