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Thoracic Surgery

At WakeMed Heart & Vascular, our thoracic surgery experts provide highly advanced, personalized care that is life changing and life saving for our patients.

Commitment to Answers

We understand that when you or someone you love is ill, you want answers. Our dedicated team of experts work collaboratively to detect, prevent, diagnose and treat conditions within the chest — giving you clear answers.

Innovations and Treatment Services

Leveraging the newest technologies available, we provide clinical expertise using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible — to minimize the risk of complications, reduce blood loss and enhance recovery.

Here are just a few of our innovative thoracic surgical program services:

  • Robotic thoracic surgery program
  • Robotic esophagectomy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound at both WakeMed Raleigh Campus and WakeMed Cary Hospital
  • Lung cancer surveillance
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiopulmonary therapy

Comprehensive Approach to Care

Our comprehensive approach to treating conditions within the chest means that you get the most complete care possible for your specific condition.

Our Specialties

Heart Failure

 

Chest Wall Diseases and Tumors

These conditions typically develop in the bones, soft tissues and cartilage of the chest cavity, impacting the heart, lungs and other organs. 

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High Cholesterol

 

Lung Surgery

Lung surgery is intended to repair or remove lung tissues. Types include lobectomy to remove one or more lobes of the lung and biopsy of an unknown growth.

 

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Chest Pain

 

Lung Nodule & Cancer Procedures

Lung nodules and cancers are abnormal growths of the lung that are often found using a CT scan.

 

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Atrial Fibrillation

 

Diaphragm Diseases

Diaphragm diseases can cause breathing problems and are often present at birth or form as a result of injury, accident or surgery. 

 

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Heart Disease

 

Mediastinal Masses

These growths form in the area of the chest that separates the lungs. They can be serious since the mediastinum contains the heart, aorta, esophagus, thymus and trachea.

 

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Valve Conditions and Replacement

 

Pleural Diseases 

Pleural diseases vary widely and cause trauma in the chest. They can result from fluid, air/gas or blood building up within the pleural cavity.
 
 

 

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Vascular Vein Disease

 

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is abnormal and excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to being overheated or exercising. It can lead to social anxiety.

 


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Thank You for Choosing WakeMed Thoracic Surgery Services

We have a passion for putting patients first.