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Thoracic Surgery

We offer unparalleled experience in the treatment and management of cancers of the lung, esophagus, thymus, chest wall, motility issues of the esophagus, and other cancerous and noncancerous conditions.

Yale thoracic surgeons perform the majority of their surgeries using minimally invasive techniques for both routine and complex cases that are typically done through open surgery at other hospitals. Better ways of achieving pain control, evidence-based care, and leading-edge technology means patients often experience shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery than they would have with traditional open surgery.

Our Services

Specialized care is offered in the following areas:

  • Benign esophageal disorders (paraesophageal hernia, reflux disease, narrowing, achalasia)
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Mediastinal cancers

Our Programs