Thoracic and Esophageal Cancer

Robotic VAT Surgery at
Hackensack Meridian Health


Our thoracic surgeons are leaders in robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and are specially-trained to perform the most complex procedures, including robotic esophagectomy (removal of all or part of the esophagus). Minimally invasive, robotic-assisted techniques offer fewer incisions, faster recovery and better outcomes. In fact, for the last two years, our average overnight hospitalization after lobectomy (lung lobe removal) for lung cancer was half the national average, or two days instead of four.

Meet Our Team


Our multidisciplinary team is focused on you and your individual health needs. The team is comprised of a wide variety of medical professionals with expertise in tending to every aspect of thoracic and esophageal cancer care. Meet them now.

Thomas L. Bauer, II M.D., FACS
Thomas L. Bauer, II M.D., FACS

Ziad G. Hanhan, M.D., FACS
Ziad G. Hanhan, M.D., FACS

Jennifer L. Sullivan, M.D., FACS
Jennifer L. Sullivan, M.D., FACS

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