Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgeons are medical doctors who perform surgery on the chest cavity, also called thorax.  This specialty provides operative, perioperative and critical care to patients with pathological conditions of the following structures within the thorax:

  • Lungs
  • Esophagus
  • Chest wall
  • Diaphragm
  • Mediastinum (area between the lungs)

Below is a list of commonly treated conditions by a thoracic surgeon:

  •  American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeon
  • American Medical Associations
  • American COllege of Chest physicians
  • California Medical Accosiantions
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • State of California
  • California Thoracic Society