Lung, Esophageal, and Other Chest Diseases
Diseases that affect your lungs, esophagus, or chest are sometimes referred to as general thoracic diseases. This is because they are treated by cardiothoracic surgeons who specialize in general thoracic surgery.
Cardiothoracic surgeons specializing in general thoracic surgery treat diseases, such as lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and Barrett's Esophagus.
They also can perform lung transplants for patients with end-stage lung disease.
See an interactive, 3D simulation of the lungs.*
The STS mission is to advance cardiothoracic surgeons’ delivery of the highest quality patient care through collaboration, education, research, and advocacy.