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Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Shaww conducting diagnostic testing to a patient.

Thoracic surgeons at Maimonides Medical Center provide exceptional care for people with diseases affecting the chest, lungs, diaphragm, trachea and esophagus. These thoracic diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia and cancers such as lung cancer.

When you have a thoracic problem, you want to see a doctor quickly. Once we hear from you, we strive to see you within a week. At Maimonides, we provide all the care you need close to where you live and work.

Thoracic Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center: Why Choose Us?

People who choose Maimonides for thoracic surgery experience:

  • Exceptional care for all types of thoracic disease: We’re experienced at treating more common problems such as reflux and thoracic tumors, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer and thymus gland tumors. We also have expertise treating complex and rare problems, including:

    • Mesothelioma: Cancer of the lining of certain organs due to asbestos exposure

    • Zenker’s diverticulum: A pouch that can form in the esophagus of older people

  • Minimally invasive procedures: Our surgical team has advanced fellowship training and experience in minimally invasive procedures. Whenever possible, we use video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) to perform procedures via smaller incisions. Less invasive approaches can lead to less pain, scarring and infection risk, as well as a faster return to everyday activities.

  • Personalized, patient-focused care: We take time to get to know you and listen to your concerns. We work with you to develop the best treatment plan for you. Our nurse practitioner assists with scheduling appointments and guides you through the treatment process.

  • Team approach: Our thoracic surgeons collaborate with other specialists to ensure the best possible care. We participate in cancer tumor boards that bring together oncologists, radiologists and other experts to discuss treatment options. Meet our lung and thoracic cancer team.

  • Full-service cancer center: We’re home to Brooklyn’s only comprehensive cancer center. Here, you have access to a wide range of cancer treatments and support. Learn more about Maimonides Cancer Center.

  • Advanced diagnostics: Our surgeons focus exclusively on thoracic procedures, using the latest technology to diagnose disease. Learn more about diagnosing and treating thoracic disease.

 

Contact Us

To make an appointment with a Maimonides thoracic surgeon, Click here to request an appointment online.