Thoracic Surgery

Scott & White thoracic surgeons are recognized leaders in the field who diagnose and treat patients with diseases of the lungs, esophagus and diaphragm. As a patient, they'll provide you with expert care in all aspects of general thoracic surgery, including minimally invasive and conventional open surgical procedures.

And because our thoracic surgeons are key members of the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute, they'll be part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to your care.

Common Thoracic Problems

Common problems we treat include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn
  • Early stage advanced lung cancer and infection
  • Mesothelioma (tumor of the lining of the lung and chest cavity or lining of the abdomen)
  • Benign and malignant esophageal cancer
  • Tumors in the trachea (windpipe)
  • Tumors in the chest area (Mediastinal tumors)

Our Thoracic Surgery Services

Scott & White's services include:

  • Antireflux procedures to control disruptive symptoms
  • Minimally invasive surgery lung surgery, including video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) to remove one or more lobes of a lung (lobectomy)
  • Minimally invasive antireflux myectomy
  • Pulmonary surgery to improve blood flow from heart to the lungs
  • Reconstructive or replacement esophagogastrectomies
  • Volume reduction surgery for emphysema or shortness of breath
  • Minimally invasive esophageal surgery
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Surgery of the diaphragm
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Bronchoplasty surgical repair for airway in the respiratory tract

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Subbareddy Konda
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Philip A. Rascoe
Thoracic Surgeon
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Richard E. Helmer
Thoracic Surgeon
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Michael O. McBride
Thoracic Surgeon