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Thoracic Surgeons

Our Services:

WakeMed Heart & Vascular Physicians - Thoracic Surgery offers chest, esophageal and lung surgery techniques, including minimally-invasive and robotic thoracic surgery.

Our specialties include:

  • Chest Wall Diseases and Tumors
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer and Nodules
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Pleural Diseases

We are welcoming new patients and we accept most insurance plans.

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Our Locations:

Our Physicians

Dr. Charles Harr

Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center

Alden ParsonsDr. Alden Parsons

Thoracic Surgery
WakeMed Heart Center
Cary

Trevor Upham, MDDr. Trevor Upham

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Lung Cancer Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Taylor Kerr, PATaylor Kerr, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Lindsey Rice, PALindsey Rice, PA

Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery

WakeMed Heart Center

Thoracic Conditions We Treat:

Chest Wall Diseases and Tumors

  • Chest wall resection
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum repair with Nuss and Ravitch procedures
  • Thoracic outlet obstruction

Esophageal Diseases (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Diverticulectomy
  • Esophagectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Heller myotomy
  • Paraesophageal hernia repair

Hyperhidrosis

  • Sympathectomy

Lung Cancer and Nodules (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Lobectomy, segmentectomy, and wedge resection
  • Metastasectomy
  • PleurX catheter placement
  • Pleurodesis

Mediastinal Masses (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Thymectomy
  • Mediastinoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
  • Biopsy
  • Cyst removal

Pleural Diseases (Robotic and Thoracoscopic (VATS) options for all)

  • Decortication
  • Pleurodesis
  • Diaphragm plication
  • Diaphragm hernia repair
  • Biopsy