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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.
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
Pioneered by Dr. Rob McKenna, VATS has changed lung cancer surgery forever.Read More
Cedars-Sinai is currently enrolling patients in a presurgical study to evaluate molecular changes that occur after exposure to a new drug.Read More