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Lung, Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery at UPMC in Central Pa.

The UPMC in Central Pa. thoracic team uses advanced, minimally invasive technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of lung conditions.

Why Choose UPMC in Central Pa. for Lung, Esophageal and Thoracic Surgery?

UPMC in Central Pa. has the experience and facilities to provide expert care for patients who require lung and esophageal surgery. Our surgeons perform highly complex lung surgeries, many of which can be done with a minimally-invasive approach, including the da Vinci Surgical System robot, reducing the risk of blood loss, infection and other complications and also facilitating a faster recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Procedures and Service

  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Ion Robotic-Assisted Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Navigational Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Segmentectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Bilobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Decortication
  • Tube Thoracostomy
  • Pericardial Window
  • Tracheostomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia

Specialized diagnostic procedures include:

  • Ion Robotic Assisted Bronchoscopy. Leading edge technology that allows the physician to reach farther out into the lung where the airways get smaller and have better access to biopsy the lesion – which leads to highly targeted diagnosis and treatment.
  • SuperDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy. A highly advanced procedure that utilizes GPS-like navigation to provide precise access to lesions deep in the lungs beyond the reach of conventional bronchoscopy as well as to mediastinal lymph nodes for diagnosis and staging. Additionally it can be used to place markers for more exact surgical borders.
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). A sophisticated approach to sampling lymph nodes and lung nodules deep in the chest near the main airway that offers guided access to areas not obtainable with mediastinoscopy.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS). This procedure allows the doctor to obtain images and information about the chest, digestive tract and the surrounding tissue and organs. The ultrasound probe at the end of the scope allows us to biopsy structures visualized under ultrasound guidance for testing.
  • Tissue Analysis. Pioneering technologies include genetic tumor profiling and chemosensitivity assays to assist in personalized therapeutic guidance for malignant nodules.



UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute 
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 300
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Main Number: 717-988-5864
Fax: 717-231-8568

UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute 
214 Peach Orchard Road
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Phone: 717-988-5864
Phone 2: 717-485-3155 

UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute
UPMC Outpatient Center
121 Towne Square Drive
Suite 303
Hershey, PA 17033

Phone: 717-988-5864

UPMC Esophageal and Lung Surgery Institute 
1703 Innovation Drive
Suite 4120
York, PA 17408

Phone: 717-988-5864

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