Thoracic surgery involves organs of the chest, but also extends to the esophagus (tube between mouth and stomach), the trachea (airway), and the chest wall (rib cage and breastbone). Missouri Heart Center offers the latest surgical procedures for benign and malignant diseases of the chest.

Missouri Heart Center surgeons treat the following diseases:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Benign disease and tumors of the lung
  • Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
  • Esophageal cancer