When your Mayo Clinic doctor recommends thoracic surgery for a disease or condition that affects your lungs or chest, your treatment team will provide every service from diagnosis to discharge. Your doctor works closely with the team so that you can choose from appropriate treatments and return home with the necessary information about managing your condition, what types of physical activity you can perform and how to manage everyday activities.

Why choose Mayo Clinic for thoracic surgery

  • Experience. Every year, Mayo Clinic doctors treat more than 2,000 people who need thoracic surgery for their disease or condition.
  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic doctors are skilled in the latest surgical procedures for treating complex chest problems.
  • Team approach. Integrated teams include doctors trained in diagnosis, thoracic surgery, pathology and oncology who work with therapists and other health care professionals.