Thoracic surgery is a specialty that provides operative and critical care treatments for diseases and injuries to the thorax (chest) including the heart, lungs, diaphragm, great vessels, esophagus and chest wall. General thoracic surgery consists of the treatment of lung diseases, tumors, cancers and transplants as well as esophageal problems and gastroesophageal reflux. Thoracic surgery is often grouped with cardiac surgery.
The division of Thoracic Surgery within North Shore-LIJ Health System is comprised of dedicated thoracic surgeons who specialize solely in thoracic surgery. These thoracic surgeons receive extra training and certifications, making them among the best thoracic surgeons in the country.
The division of Thoracic Surgery works closely with these departments:
- Cardiac Surgery
- Imaging / Radiology
- Surgical Oncology
- Cancer Services
- Women’s Health
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