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Thoracic surgery

The experienced teams at Dignity Health Medical Group strive to deliver quality care to every patient that walks through our doors. Thoracic surgery treats anything in your thorax or chest area—esophagus, lungs, mediastinum, trachea, and diaphragm. Cardiologists and pulmonologists work with the same organs and structures, so this surgical subspecialty works closely with those departments to provide you with optimal treatment options.  

Many thoracic procedures are minimally invasive, offering surgeons a degree of precision, control, and agility that traditional surgeries can't match. Patients also greatly benefit from minimally invasive surgeries with: 

  • Smaller incisions

  • Shorter recovery times

  • Reduced pain and potential for complications

Thoracic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery are similar in the areas of the body they treat. However, there is a slight difference: the heart. General thoracic surgeons will primarily care for diseases of the lungs, esophagus, and chest wall. In contrast, cardiovascular surgeons generally treat heart conditions such as coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. 

Find thoracic surgeons near me

With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Group is just right around the corner. Schedule a consultation with a thoracic surgeon, in person or virtually.

Thoracic surgery services offered

Thoracic conditions treated

  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Excess sweating, usually around the arms, is called hyperhidrosis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Lung cancer
  • Severe emphysema
  • Swallowing disorders such as achalasia

Thoracic surgery locations in California

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With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Group cardiothoracic surgeon is nearby and ready to assist you with your wellness journey.