Our thoracic surgeons are board-certified and experts in their specialty. With advanced training in the latest minimally invasive techniques, our thoracic team provides innovative surgical care and treatments for complex lung and chest conditions.
The thoracic surgical team works closely with other medical specialties including gastroenterology, pathology, radiology, and oncology to provide multidisciplinary, fully integrated care for each patient.
Advanced treatments options include open (thoracotomy), video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and minimally invasive robotic assisted surgery using the daVinci ® robotic system.
Good Samaritan Medical Center’s thoracic surgeons provide evaluation and treatment for a wide range of conditions including:
- Lung nodules
- Lung cancer
- Collapsed lung
- Esophageal cancer
- Chest wall masses
- Mediastinal masses
- Pleural disease (effusions, mesothelioma)
- Swallowing problems (GERD, Achalasia)
- Airway conditions
- Pneumothorax / Rib fractures
- Cardiac rhythm disorders
- Implantation cardiac pacemakers
- Implantation AICD (defibrillator)