Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery at Lagoon hospitals is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest. We continue to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing minimally-invasive procedures and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).
Our surgeons provide state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies, with a major attention to early diagnosis of cancer. We also deploy a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of cancer conditions and other diseases of the chest. Our thoracic surgeons perform operations on diseases and conditions related to the esophagus, heart, lungs, and other organs of the chest. With specialists in minimally invasive surgery, our patients enjoy the benefits of minimally invasive thoracic surgery which include:
Faster recovery and return to normal activities
Shorter hospital stay
Lessened pain and decreased need for pain medications
Improved cosmesis
Diminished blood loss
Our thoracic surgeons treat conditions such as
Coronary artery disease (artery blockage)
Valvular insufficiency (leaking or regurgitation)
Valvular stenosis (blocked or narrowed valves)
Congestive heart failure (ineffective heart muscle)
Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Left ventricular aneurysm (stretched heart muscle)
Thoracic aortic aneurysm (stretched aorta in chest)
Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm
Aortic dissection (bleeding in the aorta walls)
Aorta transaction (a rupture through nearly all aorta layers from trauma, collisions or falls)
Atrial fibrillation
Lung cancer
Mediastinal tumors
Tracheobronchial cancer
Tracheal stenosis
Esophageal cancer and benign conditions of the esophagus)

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