Thoracic Surgeons Treat Conditions of Lungs, Esophagus and Chest
Thoracic surgeons diagnose and treat problems of the lungs, esophagus and chest, excluding the heart. Diagnosing and treating cancer is a significant part of their practice. Surgeons are often able to use minimally invasive procedures to examine the chest cavity, treat collapsed lungs, do biopsies, aid in major resections for lung cancer, and treat other conditions.
The following thoracic surgeons practice at Central Maine Medical Center:
Residency: General surgery, University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Department of Surgery, Burlington, Vt.; Cardiothoracic surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wis.
Board Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery