Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Swedish Thoracic Surgery at Swedish Cancer Institute was established in 2000 in response to a growing need for advanced thoracic surgical care. It has emerged as the largest program in the Northwest, which offers a comprehensive range of thoracic surgical procedures.  Our focus is on the thorough evaluation and tailored surgical treatment in the areas of airway diagnostics, pleural disease, foregut oncology, GERD and swallowing, lung cancer, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, thoracic oncology, mediastinal diseases and hyperhidrosis.

Conditions We Treat

Acid reflux
Acute Rib Fracture
Airway tumors
Barrett’s Esophagus
Chest wall tumors
Collapsed lung
Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
Esophageal cancer
Fluid on lungs (pleural effusions)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Hyperhidrosis (sweaty hands)
Hiatal hernias

Lung cancer
Lung mass or nodules
Myasthenia gravis
Pain with breathing
Paraesophageal hernia
(stomach in chest)
Pectus excavatum
(funnel chest)

Shortness of breath
Spots on Xray or CT
Stomach cancer
Trouble breathing


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Contact Information

Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill
1101 Madison Street
Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-215-6800
Fax: 206-215-6801
Map & Directions

Becoming a Patient

Your clinic visit, what to expect before, during and after surgery
What to Expect

Patient Stories of Strength

 Patient Stories

Swedish Thoracic Surgery is a proud member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a not-for-profit organization representing over 6,800 surgeons, researchers and other health professionals worldwide dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.

Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking

Swedish offers smoking-cessation resources including brochures and materials.  Download a brochure