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

• Cancer that spreads to different parts of the body (metastatic cancer)
• Chronic lung infections/abscesses
• Diseases in the chest cavity space not taken up by lungs (esophagus, heart, windpipe). Such disease are often called mediastinal diseases. .
• Esophagus (esophageal) disorders, including Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
• Fluid buildup around the heart and lungs
Lung cancer, tumors, cysts and nodules
• Lung diseases (pleural disorders)
• Thymic masses. Windpipe (tracheal) disorders

Surgeries and Procedures

• Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy to examine throat, windpipe and lower airways
• Air passage repair (bronchoplasty)
• Esophagoscopy and esophageal surgery
Lung (pulmonary) management
• Lung surgeries and resections (wedge resection, segmentectomy, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, sleeve resection)
• Windpipe (tracheal) resection
• Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)


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