Thoracic surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus.
Some thoracic surgical procedures performed include:
- Esophageal surgery for cancer and repair of hiatal hernia
- Mediastinoscopy/lymph node sampling
- Removal of lung cancer and benign lung lesions
- Thoracoscopic removal of lung tissue
Thoracic surgeons treat injuries and diseases of the chest, including performing surgery to remove tumors, manage disorders or repair trauma. Diseases treated included lung cancer, diaphragm conditions, and esophageal diseases.