Our surgeons provide advanced surgical techniques and cancer therapies to focus on early diagnosis, better cancer staging, and prediction of recurrent disease of organs in the chest.
Providing the Latest Treatments for
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest. We provide a full range of minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted technology.
Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Thoracic Surgery
Advanced Treatment and Prevention
We provide a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of cancers and other diseases of the chest by collaborating with healthcare providers across different specialties.
At Johns Hopkins, we are experienced in providing surgical treatment and management for all types of thoracic conditions.
- Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
- Benign esophageal diseases
- Benign tumors
- Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
- Chest wall tumors
- Lung transplant
- Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
- Mediastinal tumors and diseases (including the surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis)
- Pleural diseases
- Pleural effusions
- Plication for diaphragm paralysis
- Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Tracheal resection or stent insertion for airway narrowing
Minimally-Invasive Robotic Surgery at Johns Hopkins
Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery is a procedure that creates three to five small incisions in the chest and does not require spreading apart the ribs. Long-handled instruments and a camera are inserted through these small incisions to perform different types of thoracic procedures.
Our robotic surgery technology uses a high definition, 3-D magnified camera to view the surgical area. The surgeon sits at a console, which translates the movements of the surgeon’s hand in real time. Robotic surgical instruments are small and wristed, providing the surgeon with a wide range of movement with high precision. There are many benefits of minimally invasive surgery, which include:
- Fewer complications
- Better cosmetic and functional result
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
Meet Our Thoracic Surgeons
Locations for Treatment
We provide surgical services in Baltimore, Maryland at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center