Services We Offer

Virginia Mason is a high-volume hospital for state-of-the-art surgical treatment of both lung and esophageal cancer. Virginia Mason's thoracic surgery mortality rate is far lower than the national average at under 1 percent in more than 1,000 consecutive operations. Survival rates for Virginia Mason patients with thoracic malignancies greatly exceeds national average. The vast majority of lung operations are done with robotic and minimally invasive techniques, resulting in rapid recovery and return home.

The thoracic surgery team at Virginia Mason specializes in the diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions, some of which are listed below. Treatment can be provided at Virginia Mason's Hospital & Seattle Medical Center by calling (206) 341-1905.

  • Chest Wall Diseases
  • Diaphragm Rupture or Hernia
  • Diseases of the Airway
  • Diseases of the Pluera
  • Endoscopic Sympathectomy to Treat Hyperhidrosis
  • Esophageal Cancer  
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
  • Mediastinal Masses
  • Minimally Invasive Lung Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia
  • Pulmonary Surgery
  • Surgery on the Mediastinum and Chest Wall
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Thoracic Outlet Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)