Highly experienced surgeons using the most innovative, state-of-the-art thoracic surgical techniques
The “thorax” refers to the chest, and thoracic surgery includes surgical treatment of diseases involving organs in this part of the body, including the lungs and esophagus, as well as disorders involving the chest wall, birth defects of the chest, and tumors the organs found in the chest cavity.
The thoracic surgeons of Hurley Medical Center are highly trained, board certified and very experienced in this complex area of surgery. In addition to traditional open surgical techniques, our surgeons often pursue minimally invasive surgical options when appropriate. These new techniques often involve less blood loss and scarring, faster healing of tissue, faster overall recovery times, less pain, and positive patient outcomes.
We regularly conduct the following thoracic surgery procedures, among others:
Lung Airway Surgery
When scar tissue or tumors block the air passages to the lungs, the surgeons of Hurley Medical Center may use laser resection and airway stenting procedures to open or clear obstructed airways. In some cases, airway reconstruction, including tracheal or bronchial reconstruction, is necessary following a successful lung resection (removal of a diseased or damaged part of the lung).
Pleural Tumors Surgery
Mesotheliomas are a form of pleural tumor found in the lining of the chest. We perform partial and full resections of pleural tumors as well as a number of newer procedures to treat this condition.
Pulmonary Lobectomy and Other Lung Cancer Surgery
A well-known treatment for lung cancer involves the surgical removal of the lobe of the lung, known as pulmonary lobectomy. While traditional lobectomy surgeries may be appropriate for some patients, we also use new techniques that can substantially reduce the size of the incision and associated blood loss, which allows for a faster and more comfortable recovery in many patients.