Patient Care

At Yale Thoracic Surgery, our team includes internationally renowned surgeons who are dedicated to helping individuals affected by cancerous and non-cancerous thoracic disorders and diseases. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible, comprehensive treatment by using the latest technology and compassionate, personalized care.

Our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in performing minimally invasive surgery for curative purposes, such as lung resections including thoracoscopic segmentectomies, lobectomies, pneumonectomies, and esophagectomies. They are also skilled in performing several other diagnostic, minimally invasive procedures such as videomediastinoscopy as well as innovative surgical procedures that are used in only a few locations around the world such as robotic lung resections. Our minimally invasive operations and procedures allow our patients to experience a more rapid recovery, significantly reduced postsurgical pain, and shorter hospital stays. Should an open surgery be deemed necessary, we use muscle-sparing incisions and offer advanced methods of providing better postoperative pain relief in order to speed recovery.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you probably have a number of concerns and questions about the disease and the treatment process. Our surgeons take the time to answer all your questions and concerns so that you can feel more comfortable with what to expect.

Yale Thoracic Surgery is a major component of the Thoracic Oncology Program, a multidisciplinary program dedicated to providing leading-edge evaluation and treatment to patients with thoracic cancer. Our team includes specialists in thoracic surgery, pulmonary medicine, medical and radiation oncology, thoracic radiology, pathology, and oncology nursing. Our comprehensive team approach ensures that our patients receive all aspects of care. Because our surgeons are faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, you can expect the latest breakthroughs in treatment and the possibility of participating in clinical trials.

At Yale Thoracic Surgery, we treat the following conditions:

  • Lung cancer
  • Esophagus cancer
  • Chest wall tumors (new tumors, isolated metastases from other cancers)
  • Benign esophageal disorders (paraesophageal hernia, reflux disease, achalasia)
  • Esophageal perforations
  • Lung and pleural space infections