Any care provided by a surgeon is considered surgery. Thoracic surgeons treat diseases of the bony structures and tissues that form the chest cavity and the organs and tissues within the chest. Thoracic surgeons specializing in thoracic surgical oncology treat complex diseases of the chest including disorders and cancers of the chest wall, lungs, esophagus, diaphragm, and mediastinum.

  • Pleural Effusion
  • Empyema (Infected fluid around the lung)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pneumothorax/Collapsed Lung
  • Pulmonary blebs
  • Emphysema and Bullous Lung Disease
  • Trachea/airway tumors
  • Lung nodule
  • Lung mass
  • Lung cancer (early and locally advanced)
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Malignant pleural diseases
  • Pulmonary metastasis
  • Esophageal Perforation and Leak
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Tumors of the Esophagus
  • Thymoma
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Mediastinal Mass or Tumor
  • Lymphoma
  • and others….