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Thoracic Surgery

The highly-skilled cardiothoracic surgeons at the Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital provide superior, state-of-the-art cardiac and thoracic surgical care. We are national leaders in thoracic surgery techniques including robotic and minimally invasive lung surgery.

Comprehensive thoracic surgery care

Thoracic surgeons at the Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital provide high-quality, comprehensive diagnosis and surgical care to patients with diseases of the:

  • Lungs
  • Trachea
  • Esophagus
  • Diaphragm
  • Chest wall
  • Mediastinum

Using the latest technology and procedure innovations, surgeons at the Heart Hospital perform high volumes of complex chest surgeries annually.

The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital physicians work together as an integrated, multidisciplinary team to ensure that the patient returns home with instructions for appropriate incision care, pain management, exercise and other activities of daily living.

Benefits of thoracic care

Lung surgery is most effective for early-stage lung cancers, especially non–small cell lung cancer.

Lung function tests, possibly including a lung scan, are usually done before surgery is considered. You may not be a good candidate for surgery to remove all or part of a lung if you have poor lung function. Cardiac studies may also be done if you have any risk factors for complications from heart problems.

Lung surgery may be done to confirm a diagnosis of lung cancer. Additional surgery, such as removing the affected lobe (lobectomy) or lymph node biopsies, may be done at the same time for treatment purposes.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, call (903) 606-3000, or fill out our online form.

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