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NorthShore thoracic surgeons employ the latest surgical techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lungs, esophagus and other organs of the chest. Supported by skilled physician assistants (PAs), our specialists have extensive experience providing innovative minimally invasive surgical therapies as well as traditional approaches to optimize patient function and comfort as well as deliver the best outcomes.

We have distinguished ourselves in the use of leading-edge methods that greatly reduce pain, result in fewer complications, limit scarring and allow a quicker return to normal activities. The majority of major lung and esophageal surgeries performed at NorthShore involve highly effective, less invasive techniques. For our cancer patients, for example, we consistently achieve oncologic benefits and success rates that rival, if not surpass, traditional open surgery.

Some of the advanced minimally-invasive techniques we specialize in include: