General Thoracic Diseases

General Thoracic Diseases

General thoracic diseases are those that affect the lungs, esophagus, or chest. Specialists in thoracic disease treat these diseases. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons defines the list of diseases and regulates surgeons that specialize in this area of medicine. If you or a loved one is suffering from one of these diseases, a specialist may be able to provide life-saving care.

Thoracic Diseases

Thoracic Disease

Thoracic diseases are those centered in the upper chest. These include lung and esophageal cancers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barretts Esophagus, tumors in the chest wall or mediastinal tumors that occur in the chest cavity. Also included are achalasia and esophageal motility disorders, which affect the muscles of the esophagus and make it difficult to swallow, and pleural disease.


General Thoracic Disease

These diseases have one thing in common- they all affect the chest, esophageal, and heart and lungs. A diagnosis that affects such critical structures of the body can be terrifying. Fortunately, a qualified surgeon can help you understand what you’re facing as well as the various treatment options. Don’t let thoracic disease steal your peace of mind or reduce your quality of life.

Thoracic Disease Treatment

Dr. Ciuffo is dedicated to helping you understand your thoracic disease and to choose the treatment that’s best for you or your loved one. Minimally invasive, bloodless heart surgery may provide you with a solution even if your condition has been deemed inoperable by other surgeons. Don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion on your thoracic disease treatment. Dr. Ciuffo’s techniques have helped many patients live a full life. Call for a consultation today.

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About the Author

Giovanni B. Ciuffo, MD Director is an expert in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and Bloodless Heart Surgery is the outcome of his commitment to the development and improvement of both of these techniques. He runs a Cardiothoracic Surgery practice and manages Minimally Invasive and Bloodless Heart Surgery Program where he cares for patients from all over the country and locally. Click here to learn more about Dr. Ciuffo.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery