Conditions and Treatments

Thoracic surgeons treat and operate on conditions that occur in the organs inside the chest, as well as in the bony structures and tissues that form the chest cavity. The word “thoracic," or "thorax," describes the breastplate or chest region and refers to the area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen.

Not limited to the treatment of lung cancer and emphysema, the Cedars-Sinai Division of Thoracic Surgery employs advanced physician expertise and medical technology to offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for all diseases of the chest, including: