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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a highly specialized discipline that encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions of the chest. Sibley’s thoracic surgeons perform an array of surgeries, using minimally invasive approaches when appropriate and indicated.

Thoracic surgeons are doctors who have had many years of advanced training in general surgery and general thoracic surgery and who are experts in providing treatments for:

  • Lung cancer
  • Tumors of the chest wall
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal swallowing problems
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Complications caused by gastroesophageal reflux
  • Mediastinal masses
  • Hyperhidrosis

Conditions We Treat

Thoracic diseases must be identified as early as possible and diagnosed properly if treatment is to be effective. Many patients suffer for years, with symptoms such as tightness in the chest or difficulty swallowing, only to find their conditions would have been managed differently if they had seen an expert physician from the start. Sibley’s board-certified thoracic surgeons evaluate, diagnose and appropriately treat patients with a wide range of esophageal, lung and chest conditions and diseases, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Esophageal achalasia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal diverticulum
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary nodule
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

Our Thoracic Surgeons

Broderick, Stephen R, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery