The new Thoracic Surgery Clinic at Lawrence General Hospital is a collaboration with Lahey Hospital & Medical Center that provides highly advanced, personalized care for patients with conditions affecting their lungs, trachea, esophagus, chest wall, and mediastinum (the area between the lungs) right here in Lawrence.
Our thoracic surgeons will be seeing patients on Tuesdays at Lawrence General. The scope of the new thoracic program includes the treatment of:
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Other types of chest cancers
Esophageal diseases including:
- Reflux (GERD)
- Swallowing problems
Conditions affecting the:
- Chest wall
Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD):
The experience of the staff and the advanced techniques available to them enable the Clinic to greatly benefit patients by decreasing the length of their hospital stay, minimizing post-operative pain and decreasing the time it takes for them to return to normal activity. Some length of stays can be reduced by 50% due to our minimally invasive procedures and technology.