Conditions that affect the thoracic (chest) region of the body can be extremely complex. They may encompass multiple organs, damage the lungs or bring risks to your aorta, the heart’s largest artery.
At Aurora Health Care, we offer unparalleled expertise in both thoracic surgery and minimally invasive treatments. We offer video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic surgery, which allows doctors to use robot-assisted tools to perform very precise treatment. In fact, doctors from around the world come to Aurora to learn about cutting-edge thoracic robotic surgery.
Our team of skilled thoracic surgeons works closely with heart and vascular (blood and circulatory system) surgeons and cardiologists (heart specialists) to provide exceptional treatment for heart, chest, lung and circulatory conditions.
People choose to receive care at Aurora because of our:
During your recovery, you’ll have access to specialists in the fields you need. Meet our cardiovascular and thoracic team, which includes:
Our team is skilled in handling a variety of chest and lung conditions. We specialize in surgery of the chest, including the lungs, esophagus, mediastinum (part of the chest cavity that separates the lungs), diaphragm and chest wall (rib cage).
Whenever possible, we emphasize minimally invasive techniques – treatments without surgery – such as VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) and robotic-assisted surgery.
Conditions we treat include: