Thoracic Surgeries Listed By State

Patient Education

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure using a flexible tube with a light and mini-camera to view the airways. The bronchoscope is inserted through the nose or mouth, down the throat, and into the trachea and bronchi of the lungs. Bronchoscopy is performed by a pulmonologist to find out the cause of breathing trouble or coughing, or to obtain a sample of fluid or tissue. More...

Considering Surgery

Have you been told by your doctor that you need surgery? If so, you're not alone. Millions of Americans have surgery each year. For most surgeries, you will have time to find out about the operation, talk about other treatments with your surgeon, and decide what to do. It is important to know what questions to ask and it may help to take a member of your family or a friend with you. Don't hesitate to ask the surgeon any questions you might have, such as the benefits of the surgical procedure and the possible risks. More...

Lung Cancer: Non-Small Cell Treatment

Lung cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the lung. There are two main types of lung cancer: non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC and small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85% of lung cancer. Treatment of NSCLC may include surgery by a thoracic surgery to remove all or a portion of the tumor. Additional treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. More...