Our Services

Swedish thoracic surgeons perform over 800 diagnostic procedures and 1,000 major surgeries each year encompassing a comprehensive range of thoracic, esophageal and gastric diseases. We can serve as a resource for a broad array of conditions and diseases.

Airway Program

This comprehensive program offers advanced diagnostic evaluation of lung nodules and endoscopic lung cancer staging using endobronchial ultrasound...

Center for Pleural Diseases

This recently opened center offers diagnosis and treatment for all benign and malignant pleural diseases, including pleural effusions and...

Esophagectomies

Esophagectomy, the surgical removal of the esophagus, includes a number of different variations. The type of esophagectomy a patient undergoes...

Foregut Oncology Program

This program offers surgical treatment for a broad array of conditions and diseases including acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, Leiomyoma,...

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Swallowing Center

This center takes a comprehensive approach to treating GERD and other conditions including achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, nutcracker esophagus and others.

Hyperhidrosis & Sympathectomy

What Is Hyperhidrosis? Individuals affected with a condition called essential hyperhidrosis where abnormal, uncontrollable and excessive sweating...

Lung Cancer Program

The Swedish Cancer Institute is home to Washington State's leading lung-cancer treatment program, caring for more people faced with this diagnosis...

Lung Cancer Screening

Dixie McAllister, Lung Cancer Early Detection Program participant and Paula Manner, the program coordinator. Lung cancer is the leading cause of...

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Why Is Lung Cancer Screening Important? Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States causing more deaths than breast, colon,...

Mediastinal Diseases

This program offers patients with mediastinal diseases access to the leading thoracic doctors in the region. For patients suffering from a...

Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery

This region-leading program continues to offer patients Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy. Over the last year, VATS has broadened to...

Pectus Excavatum Surgery

What Is Pectus Excavatum? Pectus excavatum is the most common congenital disorder (present at birth) of the anterior chest wall. It is the result...

Rib Fracture Clinic

Services at Swedish Swedish's Adult Acute Rib Fracture Clinic is designed to offer comprehensive evaluation and management of acute rib-fracture...

Robot-Assisted Thoracic Procedures

The experience of facing any surgery to treat a disorder in the chest cavity can be quite frightening. In addition to considering the health issue...

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy

Surgeons at SCI Thoracic Surgery introduced and pioneered the use of VATS (Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery) in the Pacific Northwest in 1997. Since...