The thoracic surgery team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center are highly experienced in the treatment of thoracic disorders using various minimally invasive, robotic, and open complex surgical techniques, including:
- Resection of lung nodules and masses, mediastinal masses, and esophageal resections
- Super-charged jejunal interposition
- Extrapleural pneumonectomy
- Airway reconstruction
- Mediastinal lymph node biopsy
- Hiatal and paraesophageal hernia repair
- Heller myotomy
Our goal is to help both children and adults achieve a high quality of life after thoracic surgery through the use of state-of-the-art technology and multidisciplinary care.
The benefits to patients of using minimally invasive techniques compared to open surgical techniques include:
- Smaller incisions
- Shorter operation room times
- Significantly less postoperative pain
- Significantly less blood loss
- Faster recovery times
- Lower infection rates
- Earlier return to work and activities
Experts in Thoracic Surgery for the Treatment of Complex Thoracic Conditions
The Thoracic Surgery Department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a multidisciplinary practice that enlists assistance from physicians and surgeons from other specialties. Sometimes, due to the nature of certain conditions, it may be necessary to consult physicians from various specialties in order to provide a complete and comprehensive treatment.
We take a collaborative approach to patient care. By engaging experts from various disciplines, we are able to provide patients with high quality care that is unmatched in the Washington, DC, region.
Meet Our Team of Thoracic Surgeons
Our thoracic surgery specialists are dedicated to providing tailored treatment that meets the specific needs of each patient. In order to create a personalized treatment plan, our physicians look carefully at all aspects of the symptoms and diagnosis and consult with other physicians from relevant disciplines to make treatment decisions that address all aspects of the patient’s health.
Make an Appointment
For an appointment with a specialist, call 202-877-3627.