Thoracic Surgery Services

Thoracic Surgery Services

Minimally Invasive Technology

At our Center for Navigational Bronchoscopy, our state-of-the-art system merges electromagnetic navigation with real-time computed tomography (CT) images to create a three-dimensional mapping of your lungs.

This allows our experts - who are experienced instructors in this technology - to explore your lungs to identify lesions and perform intricate biopsies when you are suffering from tuberculosis or other lung diseases.

This sophisticated technology, combined with our advances in robotic surgery, allows us to target and remove small, early lung cancers in a minimally invasive way.

Saving Lives with Early Screening

Dedicated to early detection, our Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Program is lifesaving.

We bring together the latest in screening technology with the expertise of a multidisciplinary team to best diagnose and treat patients who have the highest risk for lung cancer.

New Pain Relief Techniques

To minimize your post-operative pain and help reduce opioids usage, our expert thoracic team offers cryoanalgesia, or nerve cryoablation - a specialized nerve freezing technique.

Cryoanalgesia is a method of relieving pain long-term by freezing the affected nerve to cause an interruption of pain impulses to your brain.

Thymic Disorders

Our thoracic experts have experience treating the full spectrum of thymic disorders.

We specialize in robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery to treat patients with:

  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG) - an autoimmune disorder
  • Thymoma - a growth of the thymus gland
  • Other thymic abnormalities

We’re a Team

As a Level II Trauma Center, Elliot Hospital’s thoracic surgeons are often called to partner with the trauma team for chest surgeries. Our experienced surgical group also collaborates with orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, plastic surgeons and cancer specialists.

We specialize in the latest surgical techniques for the full spectrum of thoracic disorders and diseases:

  • Lung resections
  • Lung reductions and endobronchial valve placements - (Emphysema)
  • Lung masses, lesions, nodules and suspicious infiltrates
  • Lobectomies
  • Mediastinal masses/lesions
    Soft Tissue
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Airway narrowing/lesions
  • Masses and lesions of the chest wall
  • Pneumonectomies
  • Assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
  • Thymic disorders
  • Thoracotomies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Mediastinoscopies
    Nerve cryoablation to reduce postoperative pain and opioid use
  • PleurX drainage system
  • Mediport placement
  • Pleural effusions
  • Empyema
  • Mesothelioma
  • Sarcoma
  • Pneumothorax
  • Bleb disease
  • Pleurisy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Hyperhidrosis