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Thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgery focuses on procedures intended to treat organs like the lungs, esophagus and heart. It can include heart bypass surgeries, lung and heart transplants and other major and minor procedures.

Thoracic surgeons in San Antonio

From diagnosis to recovery, our team of board-certified surgeons provides a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care.

At Methodist Healthcare, our specialists are trained in traditional and minimally invasive procedures. We bring together a multidisciplinary team of experts across numerous specialties to craft treatment plans tailored to your needs.

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To learn more about our thoracic surgery program, call the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at (210) 575-0355.

Thoracic treatment and surgeries

Thoracic surgery evaluates and treats conditions of the chest, chest walls, esophagus, lungs, mediastinum, diaphragm, pericardium, airway and chest wall. Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques including Video Assisted Thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery approaches when appropriate.

Thoracic conditions we treat

  • Achalasia
  • Chest and lung conditions
  • Collapsed lung
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Foregut duplication cysts
  • Funnel chest
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal malignancies
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neurogenic tumors
  • Pleural effusion
  • Sarcomas
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Tumors

Thoracic services and procedures we perform

  • Advanced flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Antireflux procedures
  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Diaphragmatic plication
  • Esophageal diverticulectomy
  • Esophageal mass resection
  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Esophageal stent placement
  • Esophagectomy
  • First rib resection
  • Heller myotomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Lung biopsy
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Median sternotomy
  • Mediastinal mass resection
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgeries
  • Nuss pectus excavatum repair
  • Paraesophageal hernia “Giant Hiatal Hernia” repair
  • Pleurodesis
  • Pleuroscopy and pleural biopsy
  • PleurX catheter placement
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
  • Ravitch chest wall reconstruction
  • Resection of the chest wall
  • Segmentectomy
  • Sleeve lung resection
  • Sternal resection
  • Thoracic sympathectomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thymectomy
  • Tracheal and bronchial stent placement
  • Tracheal and carinal resection
  • Tracheal resection
  • Tracheoplasty
  • Wedge resection

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