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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

White Plains Hospital’s board-certified thoracic surgeons have specialized training in the treatment of both surgical and non-surgical conditions of the organs and structures within the chest and chest wall. They bring unique skills to our team of specialists at White Plains Hospital, and work closely with our pulmonary and cardiology physicians, nurses, respiratory and physical therapists, and medical and radiation oncologists to create the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient.

Depending on the condition, some thoracic procedures can be performed using minimally-invasive techniques like laparoscopic surgery (surgery using cameras), endoscopy, or bronchoscopy. Westchester Thoracic was a leader in offering minimally invasive procedures for implanting diaphragmatic pacemakers in patients with spinal cord injury and certain muscular dystrophies, freeing them from dependence upon ventilators for breathing.

For patients with other conditions, or for those who do not meet the requirements for minimally-invasive surgery, traditional open surgery remains an option.

Whether the problem is with your lungs or any other organ or structure located within your chest, our Thoracic surgeons are part of a team that will work together with you to develop a treatment plan designed to be optimally effective for your specific needs.