Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Temple University Hospital is focused solely on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest. Our special training, advanced surgical expertise (including totally robotic surgery, natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery, and advanced endoscopy) works towards providing the best care and outcomes for adult patients with cancer or other conditions of the lungs, trachea, esophagus, mediastinum, diaphragm or chest wall. Patients with lung, mediastinal or esophageal disease, whether benign or malignant, deserve this highly specialized level of surgical care.

Why Choose Temple?

Temple thoracic surgeons have extensive subspecialty training and experience in the surgical management of general thoracic conditions. We are one of the few hospitals with dedicated general thoracic surgeons in the Delaware Valley. These specialists focus exclusively on patients with lung, mediastinal and esophageal conditions. The members of the team are each renowned nationally and internationally in their expertise. Our experience in thoracic robotic surgery is among the highest in the country.  Every day in our work with patients, and in our ongoing training, teaching, and research — we live and breathe these conditions.

It is this ultra-specific focus and our ability to offer so many thoracic-specific robotic and minimally invasive options that makes Temple University Hospital a top choice for any patient faced with thoracic disease.

One-Stop Multidisciplinary Care

At Temple, managing thoracic disease is a team sport. That's why our thoracic surgery team is always working closely with Temple pulmonologists, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, rehabilitation experts and other subspecialty teams.

With this tight circle of care at Temple, patients generally see top specialists quickly and that all treatment options — such as robotic surgery, radiosurgery, natural orifice surgery, endoscopy, chemoradiotherapy, radiofrequency ablation and transplantation — are all considered.

We understand the anxiety and worry patients and their families have. We believe a faster track to diagnosis and treatment is essential. For patients and families, the one-stop approach to multidisciplinary care may make coping with a stressful chapter in life a little easier.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple thoracic surgeon, click here or call 1-800-TEMPLE-MED (1-800-836-7536).