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.
Brigham and Women’s Thoracic Surgery Associates offers:
- Inpatient evaluations.
- Outpatient evaluations.
- Preoperative assessment.
- Diagnostic testing review and second opinions for complex cases.
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.
- Esophageal manometry.
- pH measurements (for our gastroesophageal reflux patients).
- Cervical mediastinoscopy.
- Referral to our lung cancer screening program.