The University of Chicago Medicine's Section of Thoracic Surgery is dedicated to quality and innovative care, especially for patients with complex chest and lung conditions, coexisting medical problems, and those with previous thoracic surgeries.
Our specialized surgeons are experienced in performing highly technical, minimally invasive procedures to treat and manage conditions affecting the lungs and esophagus, including:
Whenever possible, our surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques, including robotic surgery or video-assisted thoracic surgery, to improve patients’ recovery. At the University of Chicago Medicine, our thoracic surgery team actively participates in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database, an important initiative that collects patient care outcomes data to help surgeons benchmark and improve quality of care.
Our surgeons are also active in many unique clinical trials that make available emerging treatments that are not yet widely available at other hospitals.
The Section of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery provides comprehensive, personalized training in cardiothoracic surgery through an ACGME-accredited Thoracic Surgery Fellowship Program. The program offers a unique fellowship experience with exposure in the full spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery services, including coronary artery and valve surgery, treatment of heart and lung failure, thoracic oncology, aortic surgery and benign thoracic diseases.