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​​​​​​Overview of Thoracic Surgery

Baylor Scott & White Health has thoracic surgeons on the medical staff who diagnose and treat diseases of the lungs, esophagus and diaphragm. They'll provide you with care in all aspects of general thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive and traditional open surgical procedures.

Thoracic Surgery Services

Some of the thoracic surgery procedures offered through Baylor Scott & White include:

  • Antireflux procedures to control disruptive symptoms
  • Minimally invasive lung surgery, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to remove one or more lobes of a lung (lobectomy)
  • Robotic thoracic surgery
  • Surgery for lung cancer
  • Minimally invasive antireflux myectomy
  • Pulmonary surgery to improve blood flow from heart to the lungs
  • Reconstructive or replacement esophagogastrectomies
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema or shortness of breath
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Surgery of the diaphragm
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Bronchoplasty surgical repair for airway in the respiratory tract
  • Lung transplant​

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