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Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery is a common treatment for diseases of the lung, esophagus and other areas of the throat and chest. For many patients with lung cancer, thoracic surgery is an important part of their treatment process.

Patients diagnosed with lung cancer or other thoracic conditions may experience trouble breathing, which can significantly impact their quality of life. Our thoracic surgeons have passed rigorous exams (are board-certified) and use innovative treatments to ensure that patients can once again breathe easy.

What you should know about thoracic surgery

  • For patients with lung cancer, the Geisinger Lung Cancer Clinic and the Esophageal Cancer Clinic provide access to an entire team of specialists. This allows patients to begin treatment sooner, which can significantly improve outcomes.
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is available, which means a smaller incision, less time in the hospital, faster recovery and less pain.

Why choose Geisinger for your thoracic surgery?

  • All our thoracic specialists are available in one clinic, giving you quick and convenient access to the expertise you need to make decisions about your treatment plan.
  • We offer the latest technology including the robotic VATS procedure.

Thoracic surgery treatments

We offer a variety of thoracic surgery options, including:

Specialties and institutes

Connect with other specialties at Geisinger to learn more about these treatments.

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