Thoracic Surgery

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Virginia Mason thoracic surgery is a leader in the field of complex thoracic surgery. Thoracic surgery teams from around the world visit us to study our outstanding surgical outcomes and protocols, which have resulted in some of the lowest mortality rates, as well as the shortest recovery times. As one of the largest esophageal and pulmonary centers in the Pacific Northwest, we have been recognized for our outcomes, which are routinely monitored in institutional databases and published in the medical literature. At the Thoracic Surgery Department, each patient is treated individually in all levels of care and each patient's treatment plan is tailored to best meet their needs.

There is also a state-of-the-art laboratory for pulmonary function testing, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and esophageal motility studies.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with our thoracic surgeons, call (206) 341-1905.