One of the best ways to know if your surgeon has the qualifications to provide specialized surgical care is to find out if they are board certified and participating in activities to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine and patient care. When you or a family member requires thoracic surgery, you want a highly qualified surgeon dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. When you choose a thoracic surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS), you can be confident they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality thoracic surgical care.

~adapted from the American Board of Medical Specialties www.certificationmatters.org