Thoracic

Former Smoker on the Importance of Lung Cancer Screenings

“If I can give one piece of advice to current or former smokers it would be to have a lung screening,” says Maryanne Sheckman of Swampscott. “ The earlier you can catch and treat your disease, the better the outcome.” Watch video

Thoracic surgeons at North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) diagnose and treat cancerous and benign disorders of the lungs, trachea, esophagus, chest wall, diaphragm and mediastinum. They work side-by-side with medical and radiation oncology specialists at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center to provide comprehensive, coordinated care. For patients with end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation is available through our collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Thoracic Surgery Program


Thoracic Conditions Treated

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Benign esophageal diseases
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory failure
  • Thoracic cysts
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Congenital anomalies of the chest
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Pleural diseases
  • Chest wall tumors
  • Hyperhidrosis

Traditional and Minimally Invasive Surgical Services

  • “Sleeve resection”
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Mediastinascopy
  • Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) surgery
  • Major therapeutic and reconstructive operations