Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Kennedy
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative and critical care of patients with conditions within the chest requiring surgery. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum and diseases of the diaphragm. Residency training in Thoracic Surgery is seven to eight years total, consisting of a General Surgery residency of five years before completing a minimum two year Thoracic Surgery residency.

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