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The health care professionals at the UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute, who are members of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, take pride in the robust tradition of excellence and innovation that sets it apart as one of the nation’s leading cardiothoracic surgery centers.
Guided by our mission, we strive to:
Our thoracic surgeons are experts in new minimally invasive technology that significantly reduces the risks associated with traditional open surgical procedures.
Relying on cutting-edge advances and surgical methods, we treat conditions and diseases of the:
Minimally invasive procedures include:
Only a few dozen medical facilities in the United States offer such a complex array of minimal-access procedures for the treatment of chest diseases and conditions.
Our experience with the most complex thoracic issues and knowledge of the latest techniques contribute to our positive surgical intervention outcomes.
Our cardiothoracic research and clinical trials program allows us to discover innovative ways for managing and treating chest conditions.
Through our active pursuit of scientific investigation, we hope to further advance the already high-quality cardiothoracic care people expect from our surgeons and medical team.
As an academic medical center, UPMC offers a number of educational programs and resources for medical students and doctors pursuing specialties in cardiothoracic surgery.