The Department of Thoracic Surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center provides expert care at diagnosing and surgically treating diseases of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall.
Thoracic Surgery at Good Samaritan
Our surgeons are talented, board certified experts in their field and have completed fellowships and residencies at some of the nation’s top teaching facilities including; Johns Hopkins, Tufts, Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General, and Yale.
Patients will appreciate both the compassion and the skill with which our experienced physicians carry out the latest surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
Innovative technology that promotes faster and better outcomes include:
Open (thoracotomy), minimally invasive robotics, and, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), for the treatment of:
Should you be screened for Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with more people dying of lung cancer than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. This potential life saving screening may be right for you if you are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the past 15 years; have a smoking history of 30+ pack years; and are between the ages of 55 – 77. Speak with your PCP to find out if you are a candidate and discuss your options. Good Samaritan Medical Center has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology in Computed Tomography and is designated as an ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center. Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) screens patients at high-risk for lung cancer prior to becoming symptomatic