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Thoracic Surgery

Advanced Thoracic Surgery at Aria Health

At Aria Health, our Department of Advanced Thoracic Surgery offers the most leading-edge technology for the treatment of lung and esophogial cancers.

  • Lung and esophageal cancers.
  • Mediastinal tumors, or growths that occur in the area between the lungs.
  • Additional conditions of the lungs, esophagus and diaphragm

In addition to these standard conditions, our department also specializes in several advanced facets of thoracic surgery and treatment, such as:

da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System Robotic System for Thoracic Surgery

This robotic technology provides Aria surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for complex surgery. da Vinci takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. Learn more

Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

A thin tube carrying a camera and an ultrasound device inserted into the patient’s windpipe while the patient is anesthetized to identify suspicious structures or biopsy the lymph node. Learn more

Nd:Yag Laser Ablation and Stenting of Endobronchial and Endo-esophogial Tumors

A neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser beam is aimed at the cancer through the tip of an endoscope to destroy the cancerous tissue. Stenting procedures are performed with nickel-titanium stents. Learn more

Stereotactic Body Radioablation with TrueBeam

A non-invasive treatment of early stage lung cancer for patients as an alternative to surgery. Focused radiation treatment targets the tumor while protecting the surrounding organs. Learn more


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Robotic Assisted Surgery

To make an appointment with the Advanced Thoracic Surgery program at Aria Health, call 215-612-5050 or email