About Thoracic Surgery

About Thoracic Surgery

The Swedish Division of Thoracic Surgery provides the highest quality care, comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment to patients with cancerous and non-cancerous thoracic (chest) conditions. Our mission - as national leaders in thoracic surgery - is to offer all patients a personal plan of care that reflects their own unique circumstances, in a setting that features an equal measure of compassion, state-of-the-art technology and progressive techniques.

A brief history

Swedish Medical Center was established as a surgical hospital in 1910, quickly earning a well-deserved reputation as one of the premier medical centers in the Pacific Northwest. SCI Thoracic Surgery was established in 2000 in response to a growing need for advanced thoracic surgical care. It has rapidly grown into a strong and vibrant program, which offers a complete range of thoracic surgical procedures with an emphasis on thoracic oncology and benign diseases of the esophagus.

Comprehensive care

Teamwork and a full selection of surgical and treatment options form the foundation of our clinic. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and staff work closely with other physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, physical therapists, nutritionists, speech pathologists and naturopathic physicians to provide a comprehensive care experience. For all of our patients we offer all of the traditional surgical approaches but we are also utilizing the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, sometimes known as "camera" surgery. Our personal approach to care involves input and evaluation by oncologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists, so that patients with specific types of cancer who require more than one form of treatment (surgery and chemotherapy, for instance) will have a care plan that is seamless, integrated and as convenient as possible.

Administrative staff

Eva Flores
Licensed Practical Nurse
206-386-6333

Theresa Novak-Sepulveda
Medical Assistant
206-386-383

Therese Rivers
Patient Service Coordinator 2/ Department Lead
206-386-2628

Scott Rohr
Patient Service Coordinator
206-386-3557

Bessie Stills
Patient Service Coordinator
206-215-6800

Contact Information

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


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