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Brigham and Women's Thoracic Surgery Associates at Care New England
Ambulatory Services Pavilion,  First Floor
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 736-1092
F: (401) 738-0013
E: thoracic@carene.org
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What is Thoracic Surgery?

Thoracic surgery encompasses the operative and perioperative care of the patient with an acquired or congenital condition of the chest. Thoracic surgeons perform evaluation of the lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. Thoracic surgeons operate on diseases that occur in the organs inside the chest, and in the bony structures and tissues that form the chest cavity. General thoracic surgeons treat lung cancer and diseases of the esophagus.

General Services

Brigham and Women’s Thoracic Surgery Associates offers:

  • Inpatient evaluations.
  • Outpatient evaluations.
  • Preoperative assessment.
  • Diagnostic testing review and second opinions for complex cases.
Testing 

Through the Kent Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department, chest x-rays and chest CAT scans are available. We also assist with the scheduling of:

  • PET CT scans.
  • Pulmonary function tests.
  • MRIs.
  • Esophageal manometry.
  • pH measurements (for our gastroesophageal reflux patients).
  • Cervical mediastinoscopy.
  • Referral to our lung cancer screening program.
Advanced Thoracic Care Nursing Support
Specially trained nurses staff the thoracic care unit at Kent Hospital. One-on-one nursing care is provided for patients requiring thoracic intensive care treatments.