Heart & Vascular

Thoracic Surgery

Video: Greg Mullins
Thoracic Surgery Patient

Like heart surgery, lung surgery—procedures to diagnose or treat diseases of the lungs—is performed by highly trained and specialized cardiothoracic surgeons. If you or someone you care about is facing lung surgery, you'll be glad to know that Carilion surgeons are among the best in western Virginia. Our lung surgery program offers a broad range of services, from advanced screening techniques to the latest innovations in minimally invasive surgical procedures to renowned pulmonary rehabilitation.

Treating the full range of lung and thoracic diseases, including cancer and other medical disorders, our thoracic surgeons work closely together to provide comprehensive healthcare to all of our patients.

Lung surgery may be advised to treat:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Injuries with collapsed lungs
  • Enlarged lung tissue
  • Infection
  • Tumors

Among the lung procedures our surgeons perform are:

  • Wedge resection of lung
  • Lobectomy
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Pnuemonectomy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Lung biopsy
  • Bronchcoscopy
  • Surveillance and work-up of solitary pulmonary nodules
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thymoma surgery
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
  • Surgical treatment of esophageal cancer