We offer the full spectrum of treatments for lung, chest and esophageal cancers. Our comprehensive teams come together to offer personalized treatment plans using the latest innovations and research breakthroughs.
Chemotherapy and Biological Therapies
Our teams study your tumor and use the results to provide targeted therapies. These may include combinations of chemotherapy drugs to kill cancer cells or stop them from dividing. We also use biological therapies, like immunotherapy, to help your own immune system fight against certain types of thoracic cancer.
Radiation therapy involves machines and high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. We offer every type of radiation therapy using advanced technology that provides precise targeting with less damage to surrounding tissue. Types include four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT), intensity-modulated radiation treatments (IMRT), Edge® and CyberKnife® radiosurgery, and internal radiation treatments, called brachytherapy.
Lung and Esophageal Surgery
Our surgeons are board-certified thoracic surgeons — not general surgeons like at other programs — who perform a variety of open and minimally invasive procedures on the esophagus, lung, mediastinum, pleura, diaphragm, and chest wall.
We use advanced video-assisted (VATS) and robotic-assisted techniques to treat or remove a portion or entire organ affected by cancer using small incisions. Surgery may include lobectomy (lung lobe removal), pneumonectomy (whole lung removal), pleurectomy (chest lining removal), endobronchial (resection and stenting), radiofrequency ablation, and others.
We use minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat and remove cancerous tumor and diseases of the esophagus including, esophagectomy (mid or distal esophagus removal), esophageal dilation and stenting, radiofrequency ablation for Barretts esophagus. In addition our surgical team specializes in procedures for non-cancerous ailments including Zenkers diverticulectomy minimally invasive procedures treating procedures for paraesophageal hernia, reflux disease and achalasia.
We leverage minimally invasive techniques to treat paralysis of the diaphragm including VATS plication and phrenic nerve pacing.