Patients are frequently referred to see a thoracic surgeon anxious about the possibility of an operation. This is very often in the setting of a potential cancer, which only makes things harder for patients. Being a complete doctor for my patients, not just their surgeon, is a core tenet of my practice. Sometimes for a questionable lung nodule this means not recommending an operation, but instead offering a course of careful observation and gentle reassurance to the patient and their family. Other times it's walking a patient who does need surgery, step by step, through what can seem like a battery of tests. I view being available to my patients and their families, and being an empathetic and honest communicator as essential to helping people through what can be challenging times.
Conditions & Procedures
Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Esophagus,
Malignant Pleural Effusion,
Bilateral Thoracoscopy Sympathectomy,
Chest Wall Resection,
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS),
Esophageal Stent Placement,
Esophagoscopy with Dilation,
Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy,
Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Lobectomy,
Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection,
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair,
Thoracoscopy with Apical Bleb Resection and Pleurodesis,
Thoracoscopy with Pleural Biopsy and Pleurodesis,
Thoracotomy for Pneumonectomy
Immediately I felt at ease and better about being at the appointment. *Dr. Krantz was so friendly. Took time to explain everything and answer all questions thoroughly. Wish all doctors were like him!
All doctors were helpful and most willing t answer questions.
*Dr. Krantz made an excellent "first impression".
excellent Doctor, great bedside manners , very open and concerned about my problems, make me feel I'm in excellent hands !!!
Very well done.
Dr. Krantz was very helpful and explained my situation very well
Very professional, articulate, and warm. Very good listener.
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