A thoracic specialist is a highly-trained physician who focuses on the treatment of chest and lung conditions. Some of the most common include asthma, COPD, and thoracic aortic aneurysms. There are also many others, including those that affect the esophagus, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Surgery may be necessary to treat acute or complex cases, but certain thoracic conditions can often be treated with non-surgical methods. Our specialists can diagnose thoracic conditions and help determine the best individualized treatment paths for patients. Mercy Medical Center is also home to the latest technologies and procedures, such as endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy (EBUS), a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose thoracic diseases and lung cancers.
If you would like to connect with a specialist to learn more about Mercy Medical Center's thoracic services, we can help. Please call (209) 564-4500 or click here to use our Find A Doctor tool. You should also discuss any concerns you may have with your primary care physician (PCP), as in many cases, he or she will refer you to a thoracic specialist when necessary.