*This service is available for patients located in majority of 50 US states as well as for all international patients.
NATURE OF THE WORK
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with acquired and congenital pathologic conditions within the chest. Included are the surgical repair of heart lesions as well as congenital and acquired conditions of the heart, including the pericardium, coronary arteries, valves, and myocardium. It also includes pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall; abnormalities of the great vessels, tumors of the mediastinum; and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium. Management of the airway and injuries of the chest are within the scope of the specialty.1
Thoracic surgeons can receive training in the following subspecialty:
congenital cardiac surgery, which involves operative treatment of structural abnormalities involving the heart and major blood vessels.
Residency training in thoracic surgery is six to eight years.
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