Thoracic Oncology Program
Thoracic oncology is the practice of medicine focused on the surgical treatment of cancers of the chest, which includes things such as cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall (mediastinum), as well as tumors in organs contained within the chest cavity.
While much of thoracic surgery involves surgery for types of cancer, it may also involve treatment of diseases that are not cancer-related, such as treatments for myasthenia gravis, or hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and achalasia.
Northwestern Medicine's Thoracic Oncology Program has been and continues to be at the leading edge of thoracic surgery and ongoing thoracic medical research.
Northwestern Medicine's Thoracic Oncology Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers:
Board-certified thoracic surgeons on the medical staff have extensive expertise in managing the full spectrum of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the:
Meet Our Team
For more information about the Thoracic Surgery Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, call 312-695-3800 or 877-926-4664, or request a first time appointment online.
Why Choose Northwestern Medicine?
Our team of physician specialists works together to meet the unique clinical needs of each of our patients. We are committed to the seamless coordination of care among the members of our team, and with our patients and physicians partners in the community.
Our team includes members from:
The Thoracic Surgery Program also has specialized nurses, anesthesiologists and support personnel.