Thoracic Surgery, Section of


The University of Michigan's Section of Thoracic Surgery provides a comprehensive outpatient and inpatient service - both diagnostic and therapeutic - for patients with surgical diseases of the trachea, lung, mediastinum, diaphragm, and esophagus including reflux and its complications, neuromotor abnormalities, and tumors. Care for adult patients requiring lung transplantation and lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema is also provided. Thoracoscopic (video-assisted) thoracic surgery is performed routinely for lung and pleural biopsies and the treatment of hyperhidrosis by sympathetectomy.

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