What if I need to see another physician or if my treatment requires other modalities other than surgery?
Here at the Division of Thoracic Surgery we employ a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and collaborate very closely with colleagues in radiation therapy and medical oncology and also attend tumor discussions (tumor boards). As a result, each patient typically receives input from a variety of specialists to ensure they receive the best possible treatment.
What type of patients do you see in your practice?
The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides specialty care to patients who have lung cancer, esophageal disease (e.g., achalasia, Zenker’s diverticulum, hiatal hernia), mediastinal tumors (e.g., chest wall tumors, empyema, plural effusion), trachea and airway disorders and hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration).