Conditions and the treatments offered by Washington University general thoracic surgeons include:

Airway surgery

  • Tracheal resection
  • Bronchoplasty
  • Airway stents
  • T-tubes

Benign esophageal disease

  • Laparoscopic repair
  • Open (complicated)
  • Swallowing disorder (motility)

Esophageal cancer

Early detection

  • Barrett’s esophagus


  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Esophageal ultrasound


  • Transhiatal
  • Transthoracic
  • Minimally invasive

Lung cancer

Early detection

  • Clinical trials
  • Indeterminate Nodule Clinic


  • Imaging by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), PET (eight full-time Mallinckrodt Institute chest radiologists)
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy


  • Limited resection
  • Segmentectomy
  • Sleeve resection
  • Resection for high-risk patients
  • Multifocal cancer
  • Thoracoscopic resection

Lung transplantation

Lung volume reduction surgery

Myasthenia Gravis

  • Transcervical thymectomy

Contact us

For a thoracic surgery consultation, call 888-287-8741.

General thoracic surgeons