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Thoracic surgery

Chest and heart surgery
Thoracic surgeons are doctors with special training to operate in the chest cavity. This includes the lungs, heart and esophagus.

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Thoracic surgeons use surgery to treat conditions like these:

  • defects of the heart valves, great vessels and trachea
  • coronary artery disease, severe heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  • cancers of the esophagus, lungs and chest wall

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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of care, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, site lead, Allina Health Burnsville Clinic

First published: 8/1/2004
Last reviewed: 5/12/2014

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