Thoracic Surgery

Swedish provides the highest quality care, comprehensive evaluation and surgical treatment to patients with cancerous and non-cancerous thoracic (chest) conditions. As national leaders in thoracic surgery, we 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.

As an integral part of both the Swedish Cancer Institute and the Swedish Digestive Health Institute, our thoracic surgeons offer a  comprehensives range of thoracic surgical procedures. Our focus is on 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. If you have a condition that affects your lungs or chest, thoracic surgery may help improve your quality of life.

We are constantly expanding our treatment options, recommending minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Among other benefits, you will likely experience a faster recovery, less pain and reduced scarring. Additional procedures offered include video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic-assisted technology.

We offer a complete range of thoracic surgical procedures with an emphasis on thoracic oncology and benign diseases of the esophagus. We tailor your treatment and care to ensure that you will receive the best possible treatment for each condition and disease. Our surgeons perform over 800 diagnostic procedures and 1,000 major surgeries each year encompassing a comprehensive range of airway, thoracic, esophageal and gastric diseases.

At Swedish, our skilled surgeons rely on the newest techniques and technology to improve your quality of life. Utilizing the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques, sometimes known as "camera" surgery, our integrated teams include doctors trained in diagnosis, surgery, pathology (disease) and oncology (cancer). You can rest assured knowing that our surgeons stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and therapies to bring you the best possible outcomes. 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.

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.

Providers Specializing in Thoracic Surgery

At Swedish, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.