Chest (Thoracic) Surgery

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Sometimes, diseases that affect your heart, lungs, esophagus or chest require surgery. North Kansas City Hospital’s thoracic surgeons are also called cardiothoracic, cardiovascular or congenital heart surgeons. They work with doctors from several areas to make sure you receive comprehensive care, from diagnosis to recovery. They can treat many thoracic conditions using robotic surgery and other minimally invasive approaches

Conditions We Treat

Our board-certified thoracic surgeons specialize in treating complex heart and chest conditions, including:

  • Chronic lung infections/abscesses
  • Esophageal (esophagus) and tracheal (windpipe) disorders
  • Fluid buildup around the heart and lungs
  • Lung cancer, tumors, cysts and nodules
  • Mediastinal diseases and masses (heart, aorta, esophagus,
  • Metastatic diseases (cancer that spreads to different parts of the body)
  • Pleural (lung) diseases
  • Thymic masses

Surgeries and Procedures

Get information on our heart and lung (pulmonary) care programs. Read about how we use robotic technology for chest (thoracic) procedures.