Diseases and conditions of the lungs, airway, esophagus and chest that require surgery used to mean that a patient would suffer with large incisions and damages to muscles and bone, requiring prolonged recovery and significant pain, followed by a long recovery at home. There was a significant risk of infection and other complications.
Lung Cancer and other Thoracic Conditions Treatment in Washington, D.C.
Now with minimally invasive approaches to both biopsies and procedures, patients are experiencing less pain, shorter hospital stays and a faster return to their daily activities. Our thoracic surgeons can perform innovative and tissue-sparing surgeries that not only cure people, but spare them from long recoveries, pain and unsightly scarring.
If your thoracic condition requires further treatment beyond surgery, our team of specialists at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital can assemble a team that will create a personalized treatment for you. With the world-famous Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center just steps away, all of our thoracic and lung cancer patients receive the best possible care available.
Conditions We Treat
- Benign esophageal diseases
- Benign esophageal tumors
- Chest wall tumors, including sarcomas
- Esophageal achalasia
- Esophageal cancer
- Esophageal diverticula
- Esophageal duplication cysts
- Lung cancer — both early and advanced
- Mediastinal masses
- Metastatic disease to the lungs
- Motility disorders
- Myasthenia gravis
- Paraesophageal hernias
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pleural effusions
- Spontaneous Pneumothorax
- Tracheal tumors and strictures
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
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