Thomas Jefferson University

Division of Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery

Jefferson thoracic surgeons perform a wide range of procedures to treat diseases and conditions affecting organs in the chest (thorax) including:

  • lung cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • pleural diseases 
  • emphysema
  • acid reflux (GERD)
  • hiatal hernias
  • myasthenia gravis, and 
  • tumors of the thymus or mediastinum (which contains the heart)

In Philadelphia, we're the largest program committed to minimally invasive thoracic surgery, which typically offers smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, less pain and faster recoveries. We also perform the highest volume of robotic thoracic surgeries, minimally invasive VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, minimally invasive esophagectomies and minimally invasive reflux procedures in the Philadelphia area.