Thoracic surgery involves the organs of the chest, but extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway) and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone). Thoracic surgery works closely with oncology and pulmonology, as well as other specialties within the organization, to ensure that patients receive a high-quality, comprehensive approach to health-care, and the most optimal surgical treatment for patients with cancerous and non-cancerous thoracic (chest) conditions.
Thoracic surgery, also known as chest surgery, may be used to diagnose or repair lungs affected by cancer, trauma or pulmonary disease. For lung cancer, your surgeon may remove nodules, tumors and lymph nodes to diagnose, stage and treat the disease. Examples of other thoracic surgery include esophagostomies and removal of parts of the lung affected by cancer.
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