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Conditions Treated

Our thoracic surgeons provide care for patients suffering from diseases that affect the organs within the chest and the chest wall itself. Our practice covers to broad areas of disease within the chest—benign and malignant. Upstate thoracic surgeons care for patients with lung and esophageal cancer, as well as patients with thymoma, thymic carcinoma as well as chest wall and pleural tumors.

In addition to cancer care, our thoracic surgeons are experts in the surgical management of benign esophageal diseases including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal hernia, paraesophageal hernia, esophageal diverticulum, Zenker’s diverticulum and achalasia. Our experts also care for patients with pleural effusions, pneumothorax, interstitial lung disease and many other benign diseases of the chest.

Conditions treated include:

  • Achalasia
  • Barrett’s Esophagitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Carcinoid tumor of the lung
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) Caused by Injury
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) not Related to Injury
  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Dysphagia
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Disorders
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mesothelioma
  • Metastatic Tumor of the Lung
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Tumors
  • Pleurisy
  • Recurrent Respiratory Infections
  • Rib fractures
  • Swallowing Difficulty or Dysphagia
  • Thymic Carcinoma
  • Thymoma
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Zenker's Diverticulum