Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our experienced surgeons treat serious problems of the lungs and chest.

Our skilled cardiothoracic surgeons treat many diseases and disorders of the lungs, chest, and throat, as well as the heart and its major blood vessels. They are experts in minimally invasive procedures, using small incisions, tiny cameras, and advanced imaging technology to treat serious conditions, while accelerating recovery time and reducing scarring.

Our cardiothoracic surgeons conduct diagnostic biopsies to determine the nature of diseases of the chest area. They are experienced in removing both cancerous and benign tumors from the lungs, chest wall, esophagus, and the mediastinum near the heart.

Other types of thoracic surgeries include removal of cysts and repairs to the esophagus or trachea to improve patients’ breathing, swallowing, and nutrition. Our surgeons are called upon to treat interstitial lung disease, a non-cancerous but dangerous condition, remove ribs if necessary, and treat a wide range of other conditions

Along with treating these types of chest and throat conditions, our multidisciplinary team can help you address any underlying chronic conditions that can damage these vital organs and affect your overall quality of life.

Our specialties include:


For diagnosing lung and chest disease

Lung tumor removal

For both cancerous and benign tumors

Non-cancerous lung surgeries

For interstitial lung disease and other conditions


For esophageal disease

Cyst removals

For the chest and heart area

Rib removals

For thoracic outlet syndrome

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need surgery of the chest or throat?

A multidisciplinary team can evaluate your condition and outline your treatment options so you can make a well-informed decision.

Will I need to stay in the hospital?

Many procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting, so you can go home later the same day. Other types of surgery may require a hospital stay afterwards.

Are these procedures painful?

No. Patients are under sedation for the procedure and have only mild discomfort afterwards.

How long does it take to recover?

Depending on the procedure, you may be able to resume your normal daily activities in just a few days.

Will I need another treatment?

Possibly. Some types of lung and chest conditions will require ongoing care.

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