The thorax is the part of the body between the neck and the abdomen, including everything inside the ribs. Thoracic surgery focuses on treating diseases that affect the lungs, chest wall, esophagus, and mediastinum.
For the convenience of our patients, to reduce travel time and expense, thoracic surgery consultations are now offered at UPMC Altoona. These consultations are offered via telemedicine on a weekly basis, with the appointment taking place at our office on the seventh floor of UPMC Altoona, Building E. A trained nurse facilitates these appointments, taking any necessary vitals and assisting in the exam room, while one of our UPMC thoracic surgery experts discusses your case via our HIPAA-secure, state-of-the-art videoconference technology.
These same experts also travel to our Altoona location once a month to conduct in-person clinic visits.
All surgeries will be scheduled at one of our UPMC hospitals in Pittsburgh.
Our doctors are thoracic surgery experts at UPMC and are providing patients in the Altoona area expert care and treatment.
To schedule an appointment, call the UPMC Division of Thoracic Surgery at 412-647-7555.
Our Altoona office is located at UPMC Altoona in Building E, on the seventh floor. Patients can access Building E from the rear of the hospital. Complimentary parking is available in a gated lot outside of our building entrance – please indicate that your appointment is with Thoracic Surgery when using the intercom to access the lot.
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