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Esophageal and Lung Surgery

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The UPMC Hamot Esophageal and Lung Center conveniently offers treatment for a multitude of lung and esophageal diseases and conditions here in Erie, Pa. Led by , Manisha Shende, MD, a board-certified thoracic surgeon and chief of thoracic surgery at UPMC Hamot, patients receive advanced surgical care for a variety of malignant and benign diseases of the lungs and esophagus.

For lung and esophageal cancer, as well as many other diseases of the chest, our experts are dedicated to providing you with:

  • Prevention
  • Early detection
  • Treatment
  • Follow-up care

We will carefully assess your condition and provide a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.

Specialized Care

Our experts offer minimally invasive surgical treatment for lung and esophageal cancers as well as a variety of other thoracic diagnoses.

Dr. Shende is one of the few surgeons in the country who performs the minimally invasive surgical treatment of pectus excavatum (sunken chest) in adults and has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Advanced Technology

Using advanced technology, our experts are able to provide some of the most effective and least invasive surgical procedures available to treat thoracic diseases.

Minimally invasive surgery benefits the patient in many ways, including:

  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less scarring

Visit the UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute site to learn more.


Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pectus Excavatum (Sunken Chest)
Dr. Manisha Shende discusses Pectus Excavatum, or sunken chest.

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