Advanced surgical treatment of a wide variety of diseases of the chest is provided by fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists in thoracic surgery.

Our comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other thoracic malignancies is coordinated through collaboration with specialists in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary Medicine at the Cone Health Cancer Center.

Triad Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons
Commonly performed procedures include:

  • Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) for Pulmonary Resection
  • Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, Sleeve Lobectomy, Segmentectomy
  • Combined Pulmonary and Chestwall Resection and Reconstruction
  • VATS Wedge Resection or Lung Biopsy
  • VATS Pleurodesis for Spontaneous Pneumothorax or Pleural Effusions
  • VATS or Subxyphoid Pericardial Window, Pericardiectomy
  • VATS Drainage and Decortication for Empyema
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Comprehensive Cancer Staging

  • Multimodality Therapy for Thoracic Malignancies
  • Wedge Resection with I-125 Vicryl Mesh Radioactive Seed Implantation
  • Laser Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Stent Placement
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) and Transbronchial Biopsy
  • Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchosocpy (ENB)
  • Esophagogastrectomy (transhiatal or transthoracic)
  • Resection of Mediastinal Tumors and Thymectomy