Thoracic conditions affect your chest, lungs, esophagus, and diaphragm. The thoracic surgery team at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular Institute expertly treats thoracic conditions, including lung cancer, disorders of the esophagus, and mesothelioma.
Thoracic surgery at AHN: Why choose us?
At the Cardiovascular Institute, you receive the expert medical care you need close to home. You benefit from:
- Minimally invasive procedures: Our thoracic surgeons are among the region’s leading specialists in performing advanced minimally invasive heart surgery, including video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS). Thanks to smaller incisions, you recover more quickly, experience less pain, and have a reduced risk of infection and scarring.
- Dedicated team of experts: Our cardiothoracic specialists work with physicians from AHN’s Esophageal Institute, as well as pulmonologists, oncologists, radiologists, and other experts to provide advanced, comprehensive care.
- Recovery program: Following treatment, specialists in our pulmonary rehabilitation program work with you to strengthen your lungs and return you to a more active lifestyle.
- Personalized care: We understand that your health needs and circumstances are unique. Our team develops a customized treatment plan specific to your situation. We work diligently to ensure that you receive compassionate care that focuses on you.
Thoracic treatments at AHN
Our cardiothoracic team is highly skilled at performing a wide array of procedures to treat:
- Esophageal disorders, including cancer and reflux
- Lung cancer
- Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart)
Esophageal disorders, including cancer and reflux
- Esophagectomy: Your physician removes a diseased, or cancerous, section of your esophagus, and then uses part of your stomach or intestine to reconstruct the esophagus
- Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication: During this treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), your physician wraps part of your stomach around the bottom of the esophagus. The resulting pressure stops food and liquids from backing up into your esophagus
- Hiatal hernia repair: Your physician uses minimally invasive procedures to place bulging stomach tissue back into the abdominal cavity
Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart)
Call (412) 359-4373 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN cardiovascular services.