Thoracic Surgery Program

Thoracic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai have been pioneers in developing minimally invasive surgery to treat lung cancer and emphysema. The Women's Guild Lung Institute offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for diseases of the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, airways and mediastinum.

The expert team at the Women's Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai has pioneered the VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) lobectomy and has the largest volume in the world. VATS lobectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique for lung cancer and offer a minimally invasive surgery to treat emphysema.

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