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Thoracic Surgery at Jefferson Hospital

 Jefferson Thoracic Surgeons are highly experienced and Board Certified. They work closely with physicians and specialists at the Cancer Institute at Jefferson Hospital to develop and individualized treatment plan.

Patients in the South Hills have access to world-class cancer and thoracic surgery specialists, the most cutting-edge treatment modalities and advanced clinical trials, within their community.

A cancer diagnosis is only one reason a patient might need thoracic surgery, but there are many other conditions that may require surgical innovations. Jefferson Hospital offers the following Thoracic Surgery procedures:

  • Pulmonary Resections, including minimally-invasive techniques
  • Diagnostic procedures including bronchoscopy, mediastinoscopy, and thorascopic video-assisted procedures
  • Tracheal procedures

 

To find a doctor, make an appointment or to learn more about our program, call the Heart Institute at Jefferson Hospital at 412.469.7800


Variance Monitoring – Jefferson’s One-of-a-Kind Clinical Treatment Strategy

Surgical care of complex heart, lung, and vascular conditions requires precise expertise from everyone on the team. Coordination and communication among all members of the Heart Institute’s multi-disciplinary team, the patient and their family is a must. Additionally, the ability to measure the effectiveness of plans of care and develop new treatments is needed to deliver the highest standards of care that meet the exact needs of every single patient.

At Jefferson Hospital, we have developed a one-of-a-kind program to do just that: Our Variance Monitoring program is a unique approach to the care of our surgical patients. Every patient’s vitals and progress are monitored through daily data analysis by the patient care team and patient’s progress is discussed at daily multi-disciplinary meetings. More than 150 data elements are measured and compared against the treatment plan. This action allows our team to quickly determine a patient’s condition and immediately change the course of treatment to better reflect the patient’s unique situation.

Every patient’s clinical data and progress are monitored and compared to their recovery pathway. The multi-clinical team works to ensure the patient is progressing as expected. More than 150 data elements are used to measure and compare the patient’s progress against their recovery pathway. This action allows our team to quickly determine a patient’s condition and immediately change the course of treatment to better reflect the patient’s unique situation.

Through this real-time data collection, the Heart Institute team can complete a clinical statistical review and compare our recovery results to those of other hospitals, nationally. We use this real-time data to identify and develop better treatment opportunities and to improve patient care and recovery times for all of our surgical patients at the Heart Institute at Jefferson Hospital.