Some of the conditions treated by thoracic surgeons include:

Lungs

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung nodules
  • Pneumothorax (lung collapse)
  • Severe emphysema

Esophagus

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hiatal hernias (intra-thoracic stomach)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Dysmotility disorders (i.e. achalasia)
  • Zenker’s and other types of diverticuli (abnormal outpouchings) perforations

Mediastinum

  • Tumors (i.e. thymoma)
  • Myasthenia gravis

Airways

  • Tumors
  • Strictures

Chest wall

  • Malformations
  • Tumors

Pleura

  • Effusions (pleurisy)
  • Tumors

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