What is Thoracic Surgery?

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Thoracic surgery is the practice of medicine directed toward the surgical treatment of diseases of the chest, including the following:

  • Lung cancer
  • Benign and infectious problems of the lung or pleura
  • Tracheal/bronchial tumors
  • Chest wall growths including, but not limited to, mesothelioma
  • Lymph node diagnosis in conditions such as sarcoid
  • Lymphoma
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal swallowing problems
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux

The word thoracic is the adjective form of the noun "thorax," which refers to the area of the human body located between the neck and abdomen.

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