The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) provides expert and personalized care for patients with thoracic diseases, from common conditions to rare cancers. Our surgeons are recognized as among the finest thoracic specialists in the world: surgical experts who have pioneered life-saving breakthroughs and research scientists continually advancing thoracic medicine.
Under the leadership of Raphael Bueno, MD, our board-certified specialists provide innovative treatment for a wide spectrum of thoracic diseases and conditions affecting the lungs, esophagus, chest wall, pleura, diaphragm and mediastinum. We are the surgical oncology team for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
Our patient-centered model of care integrates a multidisciplinary team of BWH specialists with referring physicians, patients and family members. We consider every aspect of the patient experience—diagnosis, treatment and recovery—with compassionate attention. Care is tailored to each patient, and includes the latest medical techniques and surgical treatment, including minimally invasive approaches with robotics, video and lasers that often result in less pain and shortened hospital stays.
We provide precisely the kind of care you would want for yourself or a loved one. Our Thoracic Surgery team includes some of the finest thoracic surgeons in the world, each a respected specialist in thoracic surgery, and each with their own personal skills and style of care. We believe in a consultative relationship with our referring physicians, while providing a level of care that extends from our physicians to our nurses, anesthesiologists, radiologists, even our support staff. And we innovate—we are always looking for new ways to treat our patients. If anyone can deliver what’s best for your loved one or patient, we can.
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