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Thoracic Surgery

 
 

We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

View our in-person and video appointment options.

 
 

How We Make Sure You Are Safe

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our doctors and care teams are taking extra precautions to make your visit as safe as possible.

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Testing and Screening


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Masks and Protective Equipment


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Cleaning


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Physical Distancing


Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.

 

How to Schedule Your Appointment

In-Person Visits

If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-1508 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
Learn more about in-person visits.

Video Visits (Telemedicine)

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
Learn more about video visits.
New Patients*

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.

 
 

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of  diseases of the chest. We continue to expand treatment options for patients, utilizing minimally-invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and robotic-assisted technology

Our surgeons provide state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies, with a major focus in research of early diagnosis, better cancer staging, and prediction of recurrent disease in lung and esophageal cancer.  We take a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and other diseases of the chest, so we can streamline the patient experience with all thoracic specialists at Johns Hopkins.

Our thoracic surgeons treat the following diseases:

  • Lung cancer
  • Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
  • Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign esophageal diseases (including achalasia, benign tumors and strictures)
  • Esophageal reconstruction
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Mediastinal tumors and diseases (including the surgical treatment of myasthenia gravis)
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural diseases (including pneumothorax, infections and pleural effusions)
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Plication for diaphragm paralysis
  • Tracheal resection or stent insertion for airway narrowing
  • Lung transplantation for end-stage diseases of the lung 

Our Thoracic Surgeons

Surgical Outcomes

Surgical volumes are the number of times a hospital has done a specific surgical procedure in a defined time period. Hospitals that do more of a specific surgical procedure tend to have better outcomes for their patients than hospitals that do less of them. To view the average number of times that thoracic surgeries are performed each year at The Johns Hopkins Health System Hospitals, please click here.​

Contact Us

Our thoracic surgeons see patients at both The Johns Hopkins Hospital in downtown Baltimore, Maryland and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

For new patient appointments, please call 443-997-1508.

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