Thoracic surgery is the surgical treatment of diseases of the chest including coronary artery disease; cancers of the esophagus, lung, and the chest wall; abnormalities of the vessels and heart valves; and tumors in the organs of the chest cavity.
Thoracic surgeons are among the most highly educated specialists. At the Carolinas Center for Surgery, we specialize in the treatments for lung cancer, esophageal swallowing problems, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, and gastroesophageal reflux. Our physicians maintain a working relationship with specialists at Duke, East Carolina University, and Chapel Hill for consultation concerning complex surgical problems, while using the team approach with area general physicians to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients.
If any of the above problems sound familiar to you, call for a consultation or get a referral from your primary care physician for evaluation and treatment.