Mediastinal Diseases

Mediastinal Diseases

This program offers patients with mediastinal diseases access to the leading thoracic doctors in the region. For patients suffering from a collapsed lung, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), or spots on an X-ray or CT, Swedish thoracic surgeons can provide the latest treatments and surgical procedures including airway debridement, bronchoscopy, electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy, lung resection and more.

Surgeries & Procedures

Airway debridement
Airway stenting
Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (superDimension)
Mediastinoscopy (lymph node biopsy)
Robotic surgery (daVinci)
Thymectomy - open,VATS and robotic
Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)



Coughing up blood (hemoptysis)
Enlarged lymph nodes
Mediastinal mass

Mediastinal tumors
Myasthenia gravis

Contact Information

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

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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Quit Smoking

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