Thoracic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown
At no other institution are thoracic surgeons performing the wide range and complexity of minimally invasive thoracic surgeries as at MedStar Georgetown. Our thoracic surgeons have the experience and expertise to plan and execute these complex operations using a wide variety of methods to ensure that patients have the best possible outcomes.
One of our thoracic surgeons, M. Blair Marshall, MD, says that her fine arts background gives her the specificity of spatiality she needs to perform these complex procedures using only a videoscope and several tiny instruments. These innovative treatments continue to improve thoracic surgery so that patients suffer the least amount of discomfort while experiencing the most optimal outcomes possible.
Thoracic surgery is a highly-specialized discipline dedicated to treating a wide range of conditions in the thorax (chest). This includes diseases in the lungs, heart, chest wall, diaphragm, esophagus, trachea, pleura (membranous structure that wraps around the lungs and lines the chest wall), and mediastinum (the central portion of the chest between the lungs).
Our patients benefit from an excellent team of experienced thoracic surgeons, who use a minimally-invasive approach for a wide array of complex procedures, tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient.
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