Chest and lung conditions – which also include esophageal disorders – are called “thoracic conditions” in the medical community. These conditions include a very broad group of health issues. They can affect the throat/esophagus, aorta (your body’s main artery), heart, lungs, ribs and other organs and structures.
A variety of specialists are involved in treating chest and lung conditions. If you come to Aurora Health Care for chest-and-lung-related treatment, we may refer you to a team of care providers who work together to treat you.
These providers may include general thoracic surgeons or cardiovascular surgeons. Cardiovascular surgeons deal with chest and lung conditions that also involve the heart.
Learn more about our thoracic surgery program.
People from all 50 U.S. states come to Aurora for our specialized diagnosis and treatment of chest and lung conditions. Here’s why:
Each chest and lung condition has its own symptoms. However, some general symptoms for this group of conditions include:
To diagnose your condition, your doctor will:
To pinpoint your condition and treatment options, we may also do some diagnostic tests. Learn more about our advanced diagnosis of heart, lung and chest conditions.
Depending on the nature and severity of your condition, your doctor may recommend medication, minimally invasive procedures or even surgery. We are particularly proud of our excellent results using robotically assisted and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Learn more about our surgical and minimally invasive treatments for chest and lung conditions.