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  • Banner Thoracic Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery Thoracic surgery, also called thoracoscopy or thoracoscopic surgery, is surgery of the chest that is performed with a thoracoscope (small video-scope) using small incisions and...
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  • Banner Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Traditionally, thoracic surgeons make a large chest incision and spread or cut the ribs to access the thoracic cavity in order to perform surgery...
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    Thoracic Oncology Cancer begins in cells, the building blocks that make up tissues. Tissues make up the organs of the body. Normal, healthy cells grow and divide to form new cells as the body needs... them...
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  • Banner Endobranchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
    Endobranchial Ultrasound (EBUS) Endobranchial Ultrasound (EBUS) technique had been reported in literature in the year 2002. Presently it is a very...
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    Lung Cancer Screening Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death for both men and women. It accounts for approximately 27% of all cancer related deaths and is and this number is progressively... increasing each
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  • Banner Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy Minimally invasive esophagectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the esophagus or a part of your...
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  • Banner VATS Lobectomy
    VATS Lobectomy Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths. You have a better chance of surviving a lung cancer when your disease is detected in its early stage (stage I) and you undergo...
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  • Banner Esophageal Surgery
    Esophageal Surgery There are two main types of esophageal cancer. Both types are diagnosed, treated, and managed in similar ways.The two most common types are named for how the cancer cells look under...
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  • Banner Heller Myotomy
    Heller Myotomy Achalasia is a primary esophageal motility disorder that is characterized by failure of the esophagus to empty normally. The cause is unknown and treatment is directed at relieving...
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  • Banner Robotic Thoracic Surgery
    Robotic Thoracic Surgery Robotic thoracic surgery is a newer surgical approach which greatly enhances the surgeon's visualization of the operative field, precision, and control compared...
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Dr Samer Kanaan

MeetDr. KanaanDr. Samer Kanaan is dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest, using minimally invasive procedures, including video-assisted thoracic surgery and robotic-assisted technologies.

Dr. Kanaan uses state-of-the-art surgical techniques and cancer therapies, with a major focus in lung and esophageal cancer.

What is New in Thoracic Surgery

Robotic Thoracic Surgery Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive alternative to diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders of the chest and lungs... that were
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Video Thoracic Surgery

Video-Assisted ThoracicSurgery Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive alternative to diagnose...and treat

Some of the indications for video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) include

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  • American COllege of Chest physicians
  • California Medical Accosiantions
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • State of California
  • California Thoracic Society