Minimally-Invasive Thoracic Surgery

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Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill

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This region-leading program continues to offer patients Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy. Over the last year, VATS has broadened to also include thymectomy and other mediastinal diseases. Going one step further, in 2008 Swedish Thoracic Surgery was the first to offer the minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery using the Da Vinci Surgical System.


  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Endoscopic Zenker's diverticulectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Intragastric surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparoscopic hiatal hernia surgery
  • Lung resection (lobectomy, pneumonectomy)
  • Mediastinoscopy (lymph node biopsy)
  • Mediastinal tumor resection
  • Myotomy
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Pleurectomy/decortication
  • Pleuroscopy (thoracoscopy)
  • Robotic surgery (daVinci)
  • Thymectomy - VATS and robotic
  • Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)