Thoracic Surgery

Surgeons in the division of thoracic surgery offer state-of-the-art care for disorders of the airways, lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall. Beaumont thoracic surgeons represent an integral part of the multidisciplinary team including pulmonologists, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists dealing with the evaluation and treatment of tumors arising in the chest. Minimally invasive surgical techniques including robotic assisted surgery using the DaVinci Robot are regularly used to shorten recovery time and minimize pain following surgery.

Special Procedures Offered

Our surgical team performs a range of thoracic surgical procedures including:



  • Minimally-invasive esophagectomy


  • Robotic esophagectomy
  • Zenker's diverticulum

Hiatal Hernia and Reflux

  • Laproscopic Nissen fundoplication
  • Paraesophageal hernia repair


  • Stricture dilation
  • Laser therapy
  • Stents

Lung Cancer and Lung Tumors


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Thoracoscopy

Minimally invasive resection and therapy

  • Thoracoscopic lobectomy
  • Endobronchial laser therapy
  • Endobronchial stent
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation


  • Pulmonary lobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy

Mediastinal Diseases


  • Thymoma resection
  • Germ cell (teratomy) resection


Myasthenia Gravis (thymectomy)

  • Minimally invasive thymectomy

Pleural Disease

  • Pneumothorax management
  • Pleural catheter placement
  • Pleurodesis for effusion
  • Mesothelioma treatment

Ribcage Tumors

Hyperhidrosis Surgery


Patient care and recovery time is improved because our surgeons use the most innovative technology available today:

  • endobronchial ultrasound
  • three-dimensional CT and nuclear PET-CT scanning
  • laser therapies

Minimally invasive tools like the DaVinci robot, radiofrequency devices and ultrasonic tissue dissectors also enhance surgical precision. The recently opened Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Surgical Learning Center further demonstrates our commitment to train surgeons, anesthesiologists and nursing staff in the most technically demanding aspects of medicine with no compromise to patient safety or care.