Thoracic Oncology Surgery

Thoracic surgical oncology is a division of general thoracic surgery that provides state-of-the-art care and palliative treatment for patients with cancer of the following:

  • Lung
  • Esophagus
  • Chest

A multidisciplinary approach is taken in providing treatment to patients. Advances in technology have made diagnosis more accurate; therefore, tailoring treatment or a combination of treatments for patients is an increasingly common practice. Therapies may include:

  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pathology
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Drug therapy, often used in conjunction with other treatments.

Bringing specialists together in a collaborative approach to treatment achieves the best possible outcome for thoracic cancer patients.

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