Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery involves the heart, lung, esophogaus and other organs in the chest. Thoracic surgeons are medical doctors with specialized training in surgery and additional training in thoracic surgery. More surgery is performed at Methodist Hospital than at any other hospital in the region.

Conditions treated by thoracic surgery

Thoracic surgeons specialize in the treatment of diseases of the chest including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cancers of the lung
  • Esophagus
  • Chest wall
  • Abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves
  • Birth defects of the chest and heart
  • Tumors in the organs contained in the chest cavity

Meet the thoracic surgeons

The Physicians of Omaha Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, P.C. perform operations through Methodist Hospital. Learn more about the education and interests of the cardiothoracic surgeons.

International membership

The cardiothoracic surgeons at Methodist Hospital are members of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, an international group dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.