In addition to your heart, your chest cavity houses a number of other vital organs like the lungs and esophagus. Thoracic surgeons are experts in helping patients with conditions that affect this area of the body, including:
- Aortic aneurysm
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Hiatal hernia
- Lung cancer
While some thoracic conditions can be watched over time or managed with medication or lifestyle changes, sometimes surgery is needed. Some common thoracic surgeries include:
- Aortic aneurysm repair, including less-invasive endovascular repair when appropriate.
- Esophageal surgery and Nissen fundoplication
- Hiatal hernia repair
Whatever your unique situation, we look forward to partnering with you and your other medical providers to get you moving toward your goals for your health and your life.
Would you like to learn more about thoracic surgery at Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular? Please call us to schedule a consultation: 503-256-1575.